This is a really lovely High Quality Alebrije Fox. He is all hand Carved & intricately Hand Painted. 8 1/4 inches tall by 4 1/2 inches wide and 4 1/4 inches deep. The Alebrijes come from a Oaxacan population called San Martin Tilcajete, whose habitants are engaged in family workshops to carving. In wood and hand-paint these surrealist and fantastic figures. The Alebrijes have a specific history. They were invented in 1936 by a cardboard man named Pedro Linares López, at 30 years of age. His inspiration came after getting sick and falling into a deep sleep, where he saw these creatures for the first time. During his illness, it is said that Pedro dreamed of a forest full of trees, rocks and animals, being very peaceful. Began to transform into strange creatures, like donkeys with wings, roosters with bull horns, lions with dog heads, and so on. Fantastic animals shouted a word in unison and every time stronger: alebrijes. Upon awakening, Linares López decided to give life to the visions he had and created the first cardboard alebrijes. This piece is signed by the artist on the bottom “HR” i believe it is Hector R. This happy guy would make a great addition to your Mexican Folk Art Collection, or a lovely gift for a friend. The item “Alebrije Fox Intricately Hand painted Handmade & Carved Mexican Folk Art Oaxaca” is in sale since Saturday, November 16, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Latin American\Mexico\Folk Art”. The seller is “oaxacanarts” and is located in Dedham, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Turks and caicos islands, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay.
- Featured Refinements: Alebrije Folk Art
- Handmade: Yes
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Mexico
- Provenance: newly made