Large OAXACAN ALEBRIJE, colorful wood carving, signed mexican folk art sculpture
It measures: 11¼" X 7½" X 7 inches. Origin: San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca Hand painted (unique). Signed About the Alebrijes The first alebrijes, along with use of the term, originated with Pedro Linares In the 1930s, Linares fell very ill and while he was in bed, unconscious, Linares dream of a strange place resembling a forest. There, he saw trees, animals, rocks, clouds that suddenly turned into something strange, some kind of animals, but, unknown animals.
He saw a donkey with butterfly wings, a rooster with bull horns, a lion with an eagle head, and all of them were shouting one word, "Alebrijes". Upon recovery, he began recreating the creatures he saw and called them Alebrijes. The item "Large OAXACAN ALEBRIJE, colorful wood carving, signed mexican folk art sculpture" is in sale since Monday, September 21, 2020.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Latin American\Mexico\Folk Art". The seller is "artsanmiguel" and is located in San Miguel de Allende, Gto.. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Featured Refinements: Oaxacan Wood Carving
- Handmade: Yes
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Mexico
- Culture: Mexican
- Provenance: Ownership History Available