Wood Alebrije Statuette, 'Chirping Cricket' - Mexico

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Wood Alebrije Statuette, 'Chirping Cricket' - Mexico

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A delightful piece of decor, this alebrije cricket statuette is painted in bright shades of yellow and red. Mexican artisans Pablo and Lucy Mendez handcraft the cricket from copal wood.

It is said that Oaxaca's alebrije tradition descends directly from Mexico City papier mache artisan Pedro Linares (1906-1992). When he was 30, he became seriously ill and fell into a sort of coma. While he was unconscious, he had a most fantastic dream. He was caught between the land of the living and the dead; the place looked like a forest and was populated with creatures with body parts belonging to different animals. The beings repeatedly uttered the word alebrije, and when Linares woke up, he recreated these figures in vivid colors using papier mache techniques and called them alebrijes . His work became famous and eventually influenced artisans in the state of Oaxaca who decided to craft alebrijes using traditional wood carving methods and according to that region's world vision.

Color - Red
Dimension - 5.5" H x 3.5" W x 6" D
Weight - 0.09 LBS
Signed by the artist
Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
Country of Origin: Mexico

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Item #
27163988
Material
Wood
Type
Sculptures
Color
Red
Commercial
Yes
Product Features
Handmade
Worldstock
Worldstock
Model Number
324236

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