Papier Mache Sculpture(41 items)
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Featured Review on Papier Mache Sculpture
Every one loves my 2020 Frog! So creative
Thank you, Marina. This little frog is absolutely ADORABLE! A must have treasure. This was the perfect Christmas present for me -- from my cats (they buy such wonderful things for me). Right now, my frog is standing proudly on the mantle -- but will eventually hang from the ceiling in my office so I can see him more. I assure you, you will not be disappointed if you buy this for yourself -- or for a friend who just needs to smile.
Marina Lozano Papier mache sculptures and alebrijes
"I fell in love with the flexibility of paper. It is a blank canvas to create whatever comes to your mind."
"I became excited about this art when I was 16 years old and studying at the National Polytechnic Institute. It was a point at which I left school due to my low grades in mathematics. It... read more
Popular Papier Mache Sculpture
Hand Painted Papier Mache Elephant Sculpture (14 Inch), "Mughal Elephant"$419
This regally-clad elephant, undoubtedly belonging to a royal house, is crafted by Fida Hussein in India. The princely pachyderm is crafted of weeping willow wood and then covered with papier mache. It is then sanded smooth the artisan paints it in meticulous detail. The robe and headdress depict court scenes of the Mughal era.
Bright Hand Painted Quetzalcoatl Alebrije Sculpture, "Colorful Quetzalcoatl"$69.99
This delightful papier mache sculpture is crafted by Marina Lozano in Mexico. The artisan creates her version of a quetzalcoatl, which was a feathered serpent deity in ancient Mesoamerica. The creature is painted by hand in bright colors and varied patterns.
The folk art tradition of alebrijes dates back to the 1930's in Mexico City. A man named Pedro Linares was taken ill, and in his fevered dreams he saw a strange land populated with curious creatures--a donkey with wings, a rooster with bull's horns, and a lion with the head of a dog. The beasts all shouted "alebrije! alebrije!". Upon his recovery, Linares began recreating the fantastical creatures he had seen in his dream. The art form gained popularity, and alebrijes are now made of wood as well as papier mache.
Alebrije Hand Crafted Paper Multicolor Sculpture Tiger Bug, "Phantasmagorical Tiger"
Camouflaged as a tiger with butterfly wings, multiple eyes and long antennae, this mysterious bug-like creature is free to roam the realm of unconsciousness. Mexico's Morneo first models the sculpture with wire and then covers it with paper mache; then he paints it with acrylics and covers it with lacquer to give it a brilliant glow.
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.
Papier Mache Catrina Sculpture with Stripes from Mexico, "Striped Catrina"
Mexican artisan Morneo creates this sculpture of a pretty He carefully handcrafts the female skeleton of papier mache, painting her dress by hand with stripes of aubergine and lilac. Wearing a charming floral hat, this sculpture makes a fashionable addition to your home decor.