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Hand carved and painted Mexican folk art

by Louise Davies | July 05, 2013

We're excited to be stocking some of our favourite pieces of art from Mexico - 'Alebrije' animal figures. 

We bought an Alebrije rabbit on a trip to Mexico (at an eye-watering price due to my confusion over the exchange rate!), and displayed it behind the shop counter. We had so may requests to purchase it we decided to import a range to sell. 

Alebrijes’ are a form of folk art from Oaxaca, Mexico. They are carved and painted by hand, and incorporate fantastical imagery.

Some creatures have removable pieces – the more removable pieces, the more special the creature. Traditionally this would be how you can tell that you have a piece carved by one of the original great carvers.

All of the pieces include exquisite detailed hand-painting and bright colours. We hope you like them!

Tagged: alebrije, animals, Mexico