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Wood alebrije figurine, 'Fantastic Stretch' - Wood Alebrije Cat Figurine in Purple from Mexico Curate

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Wood Alebrije Cat Figurine in Purple from Mexico, "Fantastic Stretch"

Arching its back in a fantastic stretch over its head, an adorable cat is carved... more

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Arching its back in a fantastic stretch over its head, an adorable cat is carved of copal wood in this folk art alebrije figurine from Mexico. Artisan duo Zeny and Reyna create the alebrije, hand-painting the cat with intricate designs in tones of purple. The tail is removable.

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.

  • 90 grams
  • 0.2 lbs
  • 16.1 cm H x 3.1 cm W x 12 cm D
  • 6.25" H x 1.2" W x 4.7" D

  • Copal wood
  • Some assembly required
  • 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
Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

Zeny and Reyna has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1200 and the most recent for $2500.

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

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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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