Hand-Painted Wood Alebrije Cat Figurine from Mexico
Alebrijes are a fairly recent Mexican art form, attributed to Pedro Linares. Unconscious due to illness in 1936, he was presumed near death and yet his dreams were extremely vivid. He tells of a place where all was peaceful and quiet until all of a sudden there appeared a lion with an eagle's head, a rooster with bull's horns and a donkey with butterfly wings. They kept screeching 'alebrije, alebrije!' and Pedro began running away. He encountered a man who told him it was not yet his time to be there are and he should continue running towards the exit. In this dream Pedro climbed out of a window and regained consciousness.
- Copal wood
- Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
- Signed by the artist
- Warning: Choking Hazard. Small parts -- not for children under 3 years.
- 0.16 lbs
- 4.4 inches H x 7.3 inches W x 1.9 inches D
- Made in Mexico
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