Spring Alebrije(22 items)
Welcome to the Spring Alebrije Collection at NOVICA.
Featured Reviews on Spring Alebrije
This is a favorite cat figurine in our collection
The artistry is amazing! The piece is meticulously decorated with colors and shapes that engage us in admiration.
Brilliant choice of colors and beautiful detailing. These sculptures require incredible dexterity and patience. I now possess three of Manuel Cruz? works.
I ordered this cat for my daughter in law who fosters kittens for a rescue agency. She loved it! Cute, colorful and playful.
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 Spring Alebrije
Artisan Crafted Blue Wood Frog Figurine Sculpture, "Blue Dancing Frog"
This dancing frog, all in blue, captivates with the vibrancy of Mexican artistry. Zeny and Reyna transform a branch of the copal tree into the whimsical creature and paint it by hand in the style of Oaxaca's sculptures.
Multicolored Wood Snail Alebrije Figurine from Mexico, "Rainbow Snail"
Husband and wife duo Zeny and Reyna from Oaxaca grew up with the tradition of carving (fantastical figurines of real and imagined animals); both of their parents were master carvers in that region's traditional folk art. Here they create a wonderfully colorful snail in great detail. The snail is carved by hand from copal wood and painted in a wide array of meticulous patterns. tradition descends directly from Mexico City artisan Pedro Linares (1906-1992). When he was 30, he became seriously ill and fell into a sort of coma. While he was unconscious, he had a most fantastic dream. He was caught between the land of the living and the dead; the place looked like a forest and was populated with creatures with body parts belonging to different animals. The beings repeatedly uttered the word , and when Linares woke up, he recreated these figures in vivid colors using papier mache techniques and called them . His work became famous and eventually influenced artisans in the state of Oaxaca who decided to craft using traditional wood carving methods and according to that region's world vision.
Black Alebrije Cat Silver and Purple Hand Painted Motifs, "Sophisticated Cat"
This cool cat hand carved from copal wood is dressed to the nines with a black body hand painted with intricate designs in purple and silver. This alebrije is handcrafted by artisans Zeny and Reyna of Mexico. The cat's small parts are separated for shipping to protect from breakage.
Each alebrije is unique, as the artist works with the individual shape of each specific copal branch to determine the final design.
Handcrafted Copal Wood Alebrije Cat Figurine from Mexico, "Graceful Feline"
Hand-painted with a beautiful floral design, this figurine depicts a sitting cat. Shades of green, blue, and orange make the figurine a bright and cheerful piece of decor. Artisan Teresita Gonzalez of Mexico handcrafts the cat from copal wood. Small parts are separated for shipping to protect from breakage.