Folk Art Wood Sculpture(109 items)
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Featured Reviews on Folk Art Wood Sculpture
Beautiful Alebrije Piece
My wife surprised me with this stunning Alebrije hummingbird. The artwork is detailed and the colors are brilliant. It will be a prized part of my collection.
this lil creature has brought me joy
The details of this lil beastie are intricate the colors go with everything. I really get so much joy from this, I thank the artists for their vision.
I was so excited when I opened this figurine. It is even more beautiful than I expected. The workmanship is impressive, the colors are bold and bright, and the aesthetic is pleasing to any eye! This is a unique piece at a reasonable price that I would recommend to anyone.
Zeny and Reyna Handcrafted alebrije sculptures
"When she told us this we felt a great sense of satisfaction, we had no idea how much we could help someone – a child – through our art."
Popular Folk Art Wood Sculpture
Copal Wood Alebrije Cat Sculpture in Teal from Mexico, "Excited Cat in Teal"$29.99
A playful, excited cat makes a vibrant and fun addition to any home, handcrafted from copal wood and maguey plant fibers in the style of traditional Mexican couple Zeny and Reyna proudly paint this sculpture by hand, drawing inspiration from their cultural roots to cover the cat in bright floral motifs against a teal body.
Yellow and Green Copal Wood Alebrije Porcupine Sculpture, "Cute Porcupine"$29.99
This cute little porcupine invites you to experience the rich artisanal history of Mexico, crafted of copal wood with maguey plant fiber spines. Mexico's Zeny and Reyna work together to craft this wonderful sculpture, painting it by hand with hues of bright green, yellow, red, and blue for a vibrant look.
Green Hummingbird Alebrije Sculpture Crafted by Hand, "Green Hummingbird"$54.99
A playful hummingbird seeks out the sweet nectar of flowers in an sculpture designed to hang from the ceiling. Zeny and Reyna transform found pieces of copal wood into a delightful . These fanciful sculptures are a traditional folk art in Oaxaca, once based on twenty totems but today representing all kinds of animals. They take their name from a Calo gypsy word for "something difficult, tangled, confusing or fantastic."
Includes a thread for hanging.
Because each alebrije is individually created work of folk art, shapes will vary slightly.
Wood Alebrije Cat Figurine in Purple from Mexico, "Fantastic Stretch"$57.99
Arching its back in a fantastic stretch over its head, an adorable cat is carved of copal wood in this folk art figurine from Mexico. Artisan duo Zeny and Reyna create the alebrije, hand-painting the cat with intricate designs in tones of purple. The tail is removable.
Alebrijes are a fairly recent Mexican art form, attributed to Pedro Linares. Unconscious due to illness in 1936, he was presumed near death and yet his dreams were extremely vivid. He tells of a place where all was peaceful and quiet until all of a sudden there appeared a lion with an eagle's head, a rooster with bull's horns and a donkey with butterfly wings. They kept screeching "alebrije, alebrije!" and Pedro began running away. He encountered a man who told him it was not yet his time to be there are and he should continue running towards the exit. In this dream Pedro climbed out of a window and regained consciousness.