Green Tree Frog
Handmade Wood Green Frog Alebrije Sculpture from Mexico
Oaxaca's alebrije tradition derives from the art of Pedro Linares (1906-1992), a Mexico City papier mache artist. While in a coma during a serious illness, he found himself in a dream forest with fanciful creatures made with body parts from different animals. They cried, 'Alebrije' Alebrije!' When he awakened, Linares crafted the figures in papier mache and his influence reached to Oaxaca, where they are carved from copal wood.
Because each sculpture is an individually created work of folk art, shapes are dictated by the wood branch and may vary slightly.
- Copal wood
- Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
- Signed by the artist
- 1 oz
- 3.8 inches H x 7.8 inches W x 4.1 inches D
- Made in Mexico
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