Hand-Painted Wood Dragon Alebrije from Mexico
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This happy dragon alebrije from Mexico is handcrafted of copal wood, featuring an intricate shape with a slithering tongue coming out of its mouth. Teresita Gonzalez presents the figurine, painted by hand with vibrant colors that catch the eye.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 Calo gypsy word for 'something difficult, tangled, confusing or fantastic.' Small parts are separated for shipping to protect from breakage.
- Copal wood
- Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
- Signed by the artist
- Some assembly required
- Warning: Choking Hazard. Small parts -- not for children under 3 years.
- 0.31 lbs
- 9 inches H x 8.3 inches W x 7.5 inches D
- Made in Mexico
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