Hovering on whirring wings, a whimsical hummingbird seeks out the sweet nectar of flowers. Zeny and Reyna transform found pieces of copal wood into a delightful alebrije painted orange, red, yellow, green, white and black. 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 Cal√≥ 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
- 3 inches H x 3.7 inches W x 4.9 inches D