Blue Hummingbird

Blue Hummingbird Alebrije Hanging Sculpture from Mexico

$49.99
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SKU: 245041
A playful hummingbird soars skyward in an alebrije sculpture designed to hang from the ceiling. Zeny and Reyna transform found pieces of copal wood into a delightful alebrije. These fanciful sculptures are a traditional folk art in Oaxaca, once based on twenty totems but today representing all kinds of animals. They take their name from a Caló gypsy word for 'something difficult, tangled, confusing or fantastic.'

Includes a thread for hanging.

Because each alebrije is individually created work of folk art, shapes will vary slightly.
  • Copal wood
  • 0 oz
  • 2.8 inches H x 3.7 inches W x 6.3 inches D
  • Made in Mexico

Meet the Artist

Zeny and Reyna

8 Reviews

  • 5
    Beautiful Alebrije Hummingbird

    Posted by Margaret on Jun 3rd 2020

    Beautiful blue hummingbird in traditional Mexican Alebrije style. Beautiful addition to my decor

  • 1
    wasn't put together and i broke it trying

    Posted by David on Dec 26th 2019

    you really should tell people that they have to actually assemble this piece and maybe give instructions on how to do that! I received this as a present and couldn't understand what it was or how to put it together. "Some assembly required" is putting it mildly! I had to search on your web site but couldn't find it since its out of stock - had to go into my husbands account to find the order and see a picture. i broke one of the wings trying to FINISH CREATING the piece! not a good experience AT ALL

  • 5
    I LOVE this hummer

    Posted by Pam on Sep 19th 2019

    I just hung this beauty in my office and cannot stop looking at it. I was surprised and delighted when I unwrapped the package and discovered that it came in pieces for me to assemble. I used a firm but delicate touch to insert each feather into the body, and what resulted was a charming and colorful creature needing only to be suspended in the perfect location. I am thoroughly mesmerized by this lovely and whimsical work of art.

  • 5
    Bright with excellent detail

    Posted by Hillary on May 28th 2019

    The hummingbird is beautiful. The color on the alebrije is a very close match to the pictures on the website, and the detail on the figure is incredibly intricate. When I ordered, I was really worried about this getting broken in shipping, but it was shipped flat with lots of bubble wrap and was very well packed. The assembly itself is very, very simple. I love it. It's going to make a great gift.

  • 3
    small

    Posted by Kathie on Jan 29th 2019

    small

  • 5
    Beautiful and adjustable!

    Posted by Brodie on Apr 23rd 2018

    I have seen a great many works of art, and your hummingbirds are some of the prettiest. They make me smile each time I see them, and draw constant compliments. I have all four colors and would love to see more: maybe bright yellow, light blue, lilac, gray, copper? I have moved the wings so some have big feathers in front, others in back or in the middle. They hang from my office ceiling, all at different heights. Thank you for creating such beautiful things!

  • 5
    A one of a kind gift for a cherished friend.

    Posted by Rori S. on Sep 28th 2017

    Unique piece of artwork that was perfect for a dear friend who collects hummingbirds and needed a special addition to them. I am amazed at how wonderfully made this is made and the true appearance of being a bird in flight.

  • 5
    Thank you for this treasure

    Posted by Judith on Jun 19th 2016

    Thank you Zeny and Reyna. When I bought this, it was the last one. I didn't write a review then....I did see that more were available. I had this for a while - saving to give my husband as a gift. The bird hangs from the ceiling and catches the light so beautifully. I have been an admirer of Zeny's work since he first began. I had a video of his work that I showed my art students. Zeny and Reyna are gifted artists. I have given many of Zeny's and Reyna's creations as gifts to friends and family.