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 Caló 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? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexico

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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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"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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