Purple Hummingbird

Oaxacan Hummingbird Sculpture

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SKU: 224616
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. 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
  • 0 oz
  • 3 inches H x 3.7 inches W x 4.9 inches D
  • Made in Mexico

Meet the Artist

Zeny and Reyna

17 Reviews

  • 5
    Beautiful Alebrije Piece

    Posted by Ernest on May 14th 2020

    My wife surprised me with this stunning Alebrije hummingbird. The artwork is detailed and the colors are brilliant. It will be a prized part of my collection.

  • 5

    Posted by Michael D on Apr 16th 2020

    Hanging in the window now!!

  • 5
    Another gorgeous piece!

    Posted by Caroline on Jan 30th 2020

    This is my 5th purchase from these artists. Their work is just exquisite. The carvings are high quality as are the painting which are bright and vibrant. This one hangs high from the top of a doorway vexing my cats. It is just beautiful.

  • 5

    Posted by Suzanna on Jan 26th 2020

    Exquisite! So delicate and beautiful in the sunlight.

  • 5
    Hangs in my bay window

    Posted by Kate on Jan 8th 2020

    We all love this hummingbird. She hangs inside flying out the window toward her friends who come to the feeder on the other side. Wonderful detail. Beautifully graceful

  • 5
    So perfect!

    Posted by Angela on Dec 26th 2019

    I love this beautiful hummingbird! So beautiful and delicate!

  • 5
    Future Christmas Present.

    Posted by Rhoda on Oct 14th 2019

    I bought this as a Christmas present so I haven't put it together. Just unwrapped it enough to make sure it was in good shape. Quite well done. Shipping time was fairly quick and I must admit that the packaging was impressive. I may end up getting one of these for myself.

  • 5
    Beautiful, delicate hummingbird

    Posted by Vicki on Sep 30th 2019

    Hummingbirds are my favorite and this little guy has taken a spot in front of my window now that the cool weather has sent my live hummers migrating South. It was sweet to find a personal note inside the super-carefully, hand-wrapped bird and all of its wings. I am more than happy with my purchase!

  • 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.