Hand carved and painted Mexican folk art
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!