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Hand-Painted Wood Alebrije Rabbit Sculpture from Mexico, "Big-Eared Rabbit"

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Working in the traditional style of alebrije sculptures, Mexican artisan... more

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Working in the traditional style of alebrije sculptures, Mexican artisan Teresita Gonzalez hand-carves this big-eared rabbit of copal wood. She diligently paints the charming rabbit by hand, featuring a multicolored design with floral and plant motifs.

Alebrijes are a fairly recent Mexican art form, attributed to Pedro Linares. Unconscious due to illness in 1936, he was presumed near death and yet his dreams were extremely vivid. He tells of a place where all was peaceful and quiet until all of a sudden there appeared a lion with an eagle's head, a rooster with bull's horns and a donkey with butterfly wings. They kept screeching "alebrije, alebrije!" and Pedro began running away. He encountered a man who told him it was not yet his time to be there are and he should continue running towards the exit. In this dream Pedro climbed out of a window and regained consciousness.

  • 36 grams
  • 1.27 oz
  • 19.1 cm H x 8.4 cm W x 4.2 cm D
  • 7.5" H x 3.3" W x 1.7" D

  • Copal wood
  • Signed by the artist
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
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12

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09/13/2020

"He loves his brother alebrije dragon in Blue."

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Fine example of folk art.

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From Palm City, FL

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08/13/2020

"Love and Energy"

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These are so intricately painted and made of very light wood. Great for gift package ornaments, car rearview mirror decoration or a display at work to cheer you up! Pay attention to dimensions, smaller than I expected, but ever so delightful. So pretty, hard to give away, but thats what I bought them for.

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06/10/2020

"Fantastic!"

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This is so cute! The painting was excellent.

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From Albuquerque, New Mexico

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05/03/2020

"Better than the picture"

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This substantial little turtle is more a fine example of alebrije without having the slightly menacing look of many of them. the detail is amazing, and the expression on its face is wonderful - both knowing and olayful. The colors fit well with current decor while retaining a folk art feel.

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02/09/2020

"Beautiful purchase!"

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I was so excited when I opened this figurine. It is even more beautiful than I expected. The workmanship is impressive, the colors are bold and bright, and the aesthetic is pleasing to any eye! This is a unique piece at a reasonable price that I would recommend to anyone.

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01/09/2020

"An exquisite piece"

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An exquisite piece of work - highly and finely detailed. Painted beautifully. Love the pose of the armadillo too, very different. Teresita is a fine and inspirational artist!

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

When Teresita was diagnosed with cancer shortly after she gave birth to her first child, doctors told her that her chances of survival were slim, but against all odds Teresita beat and eliminated the cancer that had grown in her. Although her medical treatments were essential to treating her cancer directly, Teresita attributes her recovery to laughter, positivity, and her ability to create art pieces every day. Each of the products that Teresita has made has uniquely given her a piece of strength to carry forward and live life to its absolute fullest. Teresita is known amongst her colleagues as a positive light and is a tremendous example of strength and virtue to all cancer survivors, mothers, and women worldwide.

An artist who creates from the heart, Teresita has turned a dangerous illness into a source of strength and positivity. After the birth of her first child, Teresita was diagnosed with cancer. "My medical treatments aided in my recovery, but I believe that laughter and her ability to make art have helped me to survive," she says. "I try to infuse each piece with my love of life, a positive attitude, and the appreciation I feel for the time I've been given." She is an inspiration to all cancer survivors, mothers, and women worldwide.

Teresita received local recognition and an honorable mention from the Friends of Oaxacan Folk Art Competition (FOFA)- an organization dedicated to promoting traditional handcrafts and folk art of the Mexican state of Oaxaca.

Teresita has continued to preserve her unique technique and pass down her alebrije traditions to the youth in her workshop and use culturally significant materials.

 
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