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Alebrije sculpture, 'Purple Hummingbird' - Oaxacan Hummingbird Sculpture Curate

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Purple Hummingbird Oaxacan Hummingbird Sculpture

Hovering on whirring wings, a whimsical hummingbird seeks out the sweet nectar... more

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Hovering on whirring wings, a whimsical hummingbird seeks out the sweet nectar of flowers. Zeny and Reyna transform found pieces of copal wood into a delightful alebrije. 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 individually created work of folk art, shapes will vary slightly.

  • 6 grams
  • 0.21 oz
  • 7.5 cm H x 9.5 cm W x 12.5 cm D
  • 3" H x 3.7" W x 4.9" D

  • Copal wood
  • Signed by the artist
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexico

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Alebrije sculpture 'Purple Hummingbird' by Zeny and Reyna can be found in sculpture categories such as Animal Themed Sculpture, Folk Art Sculpture, Alebrije Sculpture and Wood Sculpture. Enjoy exploring these sections for other Novica treasures.

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06/21/2016

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"present for my sister who loves hummingbirds"

my sister loved this present

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"So Delicate and Beautiful!"

My husband just assembled the feathers into the body of our hummingbird and I hung it in our living room window over the plants on the sill. It is extraordinarily beautiful reflected in the window with its iridescent colors. Such an artistic delight!

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  • As s deco with plants or in a window

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05/23/2017

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"A delight."

The arrival of this hummingbird coincided with the arrival of the first hummingbirds at my feeder on their migration north. The craftsmanship is excellent; the detail and delicate colouring exceptional. I will enjoy this throughout the year and it is a prized addition to other Oaxaca items I have from visits to that area of Mexico.

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07/05/2017

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"Beautiful and delicate"

a lovely item, purchased as a gift - which I know will be appreciated

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decorative

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: daughter-in-law
  • Occasion: birthday

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11/28/2017

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"Beautiful Hummingbird"

I can T believe how lovely this figurine is. It is perfect. So colorful and delicate. Thank you!

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  • This was a gift for: Sister
  • Occasion: Christmas

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"A wonderful good morning every day when I look out"

Every morning I wake up to a big smile when I look out the kitchen window at the purple hummingbird who brings not only joy to me but to several birds of all kinds who will land on the window ledge to get acquainted. Sometimes their will be other humming birds fluttering around this one all waiting their turn to meet the new kid in the neighborhood. It's amazing to watch nature at work and Reyna and Zeny have helped tremendously.

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Nature at its best.

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"Absolutely beautiful!"

Really fine quality Oaxacan animals are really expensive. Although these are really small they are exquisite. Amazing artist.

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"Beautiful and adjustable!"

I have seen a great many works of art, and your hummingbirds are some of the prettiest. They make me smile each time I see them, and draw constant compliments. I have all four colors and would love to see more: maybe bright yellow, light blue, lilac, gray, copper? And maybe beaks of different lengths and angles. I have moved the wings so some have big feathers in front, others in back or in the middle. They hang from my office ceiling, all at different heights. Thank you for creating such beautiful things!

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hummingbird hanging delicate colorful
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4 Testimonials for Zeny and Reyna

Jon

I got my coyote yesterday and really love it. It's very beautiful. Thanks so much!!

Judy

Lima, Ohio, USA

Thank you Zeny and Reyna. I bought the ""Playful Blue Kitten"" as a gift for a friend of mine. She loves it! The details are amazing the kitten's expression and pose just too precious. I have several Zeny and Reyna pieces myself, but always like to see what new items are offered. They make great gifts!

Judy

Lima, Ohio, USA

 
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