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Mexican Artisan Crafted Hippopotamus Alebrije Wood Sculpture, "Hungry Hippo"

A hungry hippopotamus opens its mouth in a plea for food. Attracted to bright... more

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A hungry hippopotamus opens its mouth in a plea for food. Attracted to bright flowers, butterflies frolic on the animal's sides and flanks, while glass inlay adorns the back. 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.

  • 0.68 kgs
  • 1.5 lbs
  • 15 cm H x 10.5 cm W x 20 cm D
  • 6" H x 4.1" W x 7.75" D

  • Copal wood, glass inlay
  • Signed by the artist
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexico
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You can find alebrije sculpture 'Hungry Hippo' by Zeny and Reyna in sculpture categories such as Animal Themed Sculpture, Folk Art Sculpture, Alebrije Sculpture, Wood Sculpture and Glass Sculpture. Enjoy exploring these sections for other Novica treasures.

Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

Zeny and Reyna has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1200 and the most recent for $2500.

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

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4 Testimonials for Zeny and Reyna

Jon

I got my coyote yesterday and really love it. It's very beautiful. Thanks so much!!
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Judy

Lima, Ohio, USA

Thank you Zeny and Reyna. I bought the ""Playful Blue Kitten"" as a gift for a friend of mine. She loves it! The details are amazing the kitten's expression and pose just too precious. I have several Zeny and Reyna pieces myself, but always like to see what new items are offered. They make great gifts!

Judy

Lima, Ohio, USA

 
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