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Oaxacan Antique Pink Owl of the Night Alebrije


SKU: 2115 size: 4"color: pinkcountry: Mexico Categories: , , . Tags: , , .

Legend tells us that the first alebrijes were seen a dream by Pedro Linares. Linares fell sick and during his convalescence he dreamt of a jungle filled with fantastical animals in every hue and color and with mixed up parts. Butterfly wings might be on a giraffe. Unicorns cavort with eagle headed lions and frogs have horns. The animals were making a clamor and the only word that Linares could remember was ‘alebrijes.’ Upon his recovery, Linares began to re-create the creature of his dreams in paper mache and he called them ‘alebrijes.’ Perhaps the Oaxacan Antique Pink Owl of the Night Alebrije was a creature of a dream.

In the 1980’s and with a history of carving animals, Oaxacan artists began creating the alebrijes that we know today; the colorful wooden animals often in dreamlike designs and color patterns. For a much longer version of the history view Wikipedia and Alebrije.

This special owl with wings held high is flaunting her fine painting and showing off her fancy feathered breast as she stands tall. This is a perfect example of alebrije art that is exquisite and ready to make a mark on your home. Experience the beauty and spirit of this creature. The design is bold scroll style work on a warm antique pink background. This is a one of a kind piece, signed by the artist, Joaquin Hernadez of San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca, Mexico.

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Hand crafted in Oaxaca, Mexico of the indigenous Copal wood. Approximately 4 by 3 by 3 inches of dense copal wood. Made under fair trade practices and purchased direct from the artist and/or his family, Joaquin Hernandez.

One Fair Trade, Oaxacan Antique Pink Owl of the Night Alebrije.