Hand carved from a single piece of Copal wood, hand painted with bright and beautiful paints and patterns. Handmade in Oaxaca, Mexico. Signed by the artist.
- Height: 4.5 inches
- Length: 4 inches
Alebrijes are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures. The first alebrijes, along with invention of the term, originated with Mexico City cartonero Pedro Linares. The Alebrijes are spirit guides, as they were depicted in the 20-day cycle of the Zapotec calendar. Being strongly connected with nature, the Aztec people created these symbolic creatures mixing two living animals with anthropomorphic characteristics.