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Hand Painted Blue Chihuahua Alebrije, "Blue Chihuahua"

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This charming alebrije sculpture is the original creation of Mexico's Pablo and... more

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This charming alebrije sculpture is the original creation of Mexico's Pablo and Lucy Mendez. The perky chihuahua is carved by hand from copal wood before being painted in meticulous detail. Suns, stars, spirals and fretwork in blue, violets and turquoise shades cover the sculpture.

The folk art tradition of alebrijes dates back to the 1930's in Mexico City. A man named Pedro Linares was taken ill, and in his fevered dreams he saw a strange land populated with curious creatures--a donkey with wings, a rooster with bull's horns, and a lion with the head of a dog. The beasts all ran at him, shouting "alebrije! alebrije!". Upon his recovery, Linares began recreating the fantastical creatures he had seen in his dream. The art form gained popularity, and alebrijes are now made of wood as well as papier mache.

  • 40 grams
  • 1.41 oz
  • 10 cm H x 11 cm W x 4 cm D
  • 3.9" H x 4.3" W x 1.6" D

  • Copal wood
  • Signed by the artist
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
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34

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05/20/2021

"Curious Kitty in Purple"

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This figurine is so adorable!! Pretty colors and design!! So whimsical and fun!!! Wonderful expression on its face. Makes me smile everytime I look at it!!! Well made. As pictured.

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Fun Colorful Whimsical Well Made Adorable

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04/06/2021

"A great addition to my collection"

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Absolutely stunning! Exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail.

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Yellow Good Luck Cricket, Wood Alebrije Cricket Sculpture in Yellow from Mexico

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04/06/2021

"Beautiful!"

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Absolutely stunning! Exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail.

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Sweet Freedom in Blue, Handcrafted Blue Copal Wood Dragonfly Sculpture from Mexico

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03/29/2021

"Vibrant fantastical cat!"

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Beautifully crafted little cat. Colors just as vibrant as on my screen, Wrapped very securely in sustainable packaging. Thank you so much!

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Turquoise Cat, Modern Turquoise Cat Alebrije Sculpture

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03/20/2021

"Better than I imagined!"

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The colors are vibrant and its extremely well crafted. It made a wonderful gift!

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Sweet Freedom in Blue, Handcrafted Blue Copal Wood Dragonfly Sculpture from Mexico

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10/31/2020

"Aluen"

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Love alk the folj art

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Energetic Martian, Wood Alebrije Sculpture of a Colorful Alien from Mexico

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Pablo’s profits from the alebrij sculptures he creates for NOVICA allow him to create and financially support a healthy life for his wife and two children.

This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.

Lucy's income allows her to provide a necessary basic education to their children in their home.

Pablo won 2nd Place in the Carved Wood Contest in the Mexican state of Oaxaca.

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

Lucy financially supports their two children.

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