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Hand-Painted Wood Alebrije Peacock Ornaments (Set of 5), "Colorful Peacocks"

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Working in the Mexican folk art tradition of alebrijes, Claudio Ojeda creates... more

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Working in the Mexican folk art tradition of alebrijes, Claudio Ojeda creates this striking set of five ornaments. Crafted from copal wood, each ornament takes the shape of a peacock, diligently painted by hand with colorful designs.

It is said that Oaxaca's alebrije tradition descends directly from Mexico City artisan Pedro Linares (1906-1992). When he was 30, he became seriously ill and fell into a sort of coma. While he was unconscious, he had a most fantastic dream. He was caught between the land of the living and the dead; the place looked like a forest and was populated with creatures with body parts belonging to different animals. The beings repeatedly uttered the word alebrije, and when Linares woke up, he recreated these figures in vivid colors using papier mache techniques and called them alebrijes . His work became famous and eventually influenced artisans in the state of Oaxaca who decided to craft alebrijes using traditional wood carving methods and according to that region's world vision.

  • 32 grams
  • 1.13 oz
  • Each (5): 6.8 cm H x 3.7 cm W x 3.8 cm D
  • Each (5): 2.7" H x 1.5" W x 1.5" D

  • Copal wood, stainless steel
  • Signed by the artist
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
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40

From OH

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04/12/2020

"Grogeous ornaments! Expertly painted details"

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Thank you Claudio for these amazing ornaments. I kept two and gave the rest away as gifts to friends who helped with the Fiesta Familiar at a local church. I have purchased many of the Claudios ornaments to share with friends. Always a joy when my Novica box arrives!

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04/05/2020

"Filled me with joy!"

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Opening this little package from Mexico and seeing and holding these beautifully exquisite hearts in the midst of this covid-19 crisis gave me such joy and filled my heart with hope and appreciation that such loveliness exists in the world. In case you cant tell, I love these hearts!!

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Verified Reviewer

02/06/2020

"Extremely small"

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These are VERY small for the price. Not much bigger than a quarter. They are pretty, however.

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Alebrije Hearts, Five Painted Heart-Shaped Alebrije Ornaments from Mexico

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01/28/2020

"Nice work."

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Goes nice with my collection !

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Folkloric Lizard in Green, Hand-Painted Green Lizard Figurine from Mexico

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01/26/2020

"Amazing Colors! Simply Beautiful"

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Beautiful colors and art work, my sister adored the craftsman ship put into each heart.

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From New York

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01/12/2020

"Love, love, love these hearts"

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I bought these beautiful, dainty hearts to use as Christmas ornaments, but theyre so pretty that Im going to hang them around the house year round

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Home decor gift

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  • Decorating
  • Spreading joy and love

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