Spring Folk Art(53 items)
Welcome to the Spring Folk Art Collection at NOVICA.
Featured Reviews on Spring Folk Art
Striking Work of Art
Beautiful colors and imagination! The Cat of the Moon and Water is a great companion to The Cat of the Sun.
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.
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 Folk Art
Hand-Painted Talavera Ceramic Tissue Box Cover from Mexico, "Folk Art Convenience"$34.99
Decorate your home in style with this bright and sunny tissue box cover from Mexico. By Juana Ponce, the cover is crafted from ceramic, featuring colorful floral motifs that are painted by hand in the style of Talavera handicrafts.
Mexican Alebrije Cat Sculpture, "Playful Blue Kitten"
A whimsical blue kitten romps and plays. Zeny and Reyna transform found pieces of copal wood into a delightful cat. 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."
Because each alebrije is an individually created work of folk art, shapes will vary slightly. Small parts are separated for shipping to protect from breakage.
Wood Alebrije Cat Figurine in Red from Mexico, "Walking Cat"
Taking a walk, a charming little cat brings the magnificence of Mexican folk art to your home. Zeny and Reyna hand-carve this figurine of copal wood, hand-painting the red cat with intricate motifs. Small parts are separated for shipping to protect from breakage.
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.