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Wood alebrije dangle earrings, 'Dotted Turtle in Blue' - Wood Alebrije Turtle Dangle Earrings in Blue from Mexico Curate

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Wood Alebrije Turtle Dangle Earrings in Blue from Mexico, "Dotted Turtle in Blue"

Hand-painted with dotted motifs in blue tones, two delightful turtles dangle in... more

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Hand-painted with dotted motifs in blue tones, two delightful turtles dangle in this pair of earrings from Mexico. Antonio and Macedonia Fuentes design this pair of dangle earrings, hand-carved from copal wood in the folk art style of alebrije sculptures. Each turtle swings from a hook of sterling silver.

The alebrije tradition started with Mexico City papier mache artisan Pedro Linares (1906-1992). When he was 30, he fell into a coma due to serious illness. While he was unconscious, he dreamed 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. Upon recovering, Linares recreated these figures in bright colors using papier mache techniques and called them alebrijes. His work became famous and was one of the main influences of artisans in the state of Oaxaca who began crafting alebrijes of their own using traditional wood carving methods.

  • 1 grams
  • 0.04 oz
  • 3.6 cm L x 2.3 cm W x 1.1 cm D
  • 1.4" L x 0.9" W x 0.4" D

  • Copal wood, 925 sterling silver hooks
  • Avoid contact with water
  • Hook earrings
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • High polish finish
  • Free Jewelry Packaging? Yes
  • Premium Jewelry Gift Box? Yes
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexico
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