Long-Eared Rabbit

Hand-Painted Wood Alebrije Rabbit Sculpture from Mexico

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SKU: 336876
Listening with extra long ears erect, this attentive rabbit adds the beauty of alebrije folk art to your decor. Teresita Gonzalez carves the fanciful Mexican creature of copal wood, painting it entirely by hand with colorful designs and floral motifs.

Alebrijes are a fairly recent Mexican art form, attributed to Pedro Linares. Ill and in a coma 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 suddenly, there appeared a lion with an eagle's head, a rooster with bull's horns and a donkey with butterfly wings. They cried 'alebrije, alebrije!' and Pedro began running away. He encountered a man who told him it was not yet his time to be there and he should continue running toward 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
  • 0.43 lbs
  • 11.5 inches H x 5 inches W x 3.1 inches D
  • Made in Mexico

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Teresita Gonzalez

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