Playful Blue Kitten

Mexican Alebrije Cat Sculpture

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SKU: 218230
A whimsical blue kitten romps and plays. Zeny and Reyna transform found pieces of copal wood into a delightful alebrije cat. 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 Calo gypsy word for 'something difficult, tangled, confusing or fantastic.'

Because each alebrije is individually created work of folk art, shapes will vary slightly.
  • Copal wood
  • 1 oz
  • 6 inches H x 4.1 inches W x 1.6 inches D
  • Made in Mexico

Meet the Artist

Zeny and Reyna

8 Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Catherine on Jul 20th 2019

    I love the Mexican Alebrije kitten sculpture! lt makes a wonderful addition yo my cat collection! I already have my eye on other Alebrije cat sculptures! Please extend my heartfelt thanks to the Artisans who make such beautiful Art! Cat M.

  • 5
    Adds color to the room

    Posted by Bob on Jun 25th 2018

    Loved the bright colors. Very good work

  • 5
    Fun, whimsicle kitty! Excellent work.

    Posted by Judith on Jan 21st 2018

    Bought this sweet little kitty for my friend. It reminded me of a stray cat that adopted her. Miss Dilly the cat is now coming into her house and has become quite affectionate -- Maybe because of this little Spirit Kitty (smile)? I love the work of Zeny and Reyna. I have several of their pieces and have purchased several as gifts for friends and family.

  • 5
    Very artistic and vibrant colors

    Posted by Brenda on Sep 27th 2017

    I love oaxacan and have a decent size collection. This is my second cat and the colors are vibrant and lively. The carving is excellent and it looks wonderful next to Coyote.

  • 5
    Joyful treasure!

    Posted by Julia on Sep 20th 2017

    This cat is masterfully carved and painted. Mine is even better than pictured and has a mischeivious sweet personality. Prayers that Zeny and Reny and la familia are safe after the quakes and will continue to share their alejibre with the world.

  • 5
    A great addition to our collection.

    Posted by WILLIAM D. on Aug 10th 2017

    My wife and I are cat fanciers and when I saw this wonderful critter I could not resist it's calling. A wonderful work and example of Mexican art. Very talented artisans and a wonderful treasure for us.

  • 5
    Very nice

    Posted by Lawrence on Mar 31st 2017

    Excellent work

  • 5
    Delightful gift

    Posted by Pam on Nov 26th 2016

    I ordered a second one for a friend who admired the one I display on my bookcase.