Wood Alebrije Heart w Milagros/Ribbons Mexican Folk Art Oaxaca Collectible Décor
- Colorful Alebrije "Heart" from Mexico.
- Height- 10 1/2" (Including ribbons)
- Heart only- 2 1/2" tall x 3" wide x 1 1/4" thick
- This colorful wood heart is spectacular! The colorful details are amazing.
- The has been hand carved and meticulously hand painted by "Milargros de Sabina"
- Sabina is a apprentice of Jacobo and Maria Angeles.
- The heart comes from the workshop of Jacobo y Maria Angeles, one of the most important alebrije makers in Oaxaca, Mexico.
- Jacobo and Maria Angeles alebrijes are found in fine museums, boutiques, galleries, collectors homes in Mexico, the United States and Europe.
- Please note all the beautiful colors and detailed designs.
- The heart is made of copal wood, there are ribbons going through the heart.
- The ribbons have metal balls, palm spheres, and milargos add to the beauty to the heart.
- Alebrijes (Spanish pronunciation: [aleˈβɾixes]) are brightly colored Oaxacan-Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures. The first alebrijes, along with use of the term, originated with Pedro Linares.
- What are called "alebrijes" in Oaxaca is a marriage of native woodcarving traditions and influence from Pedro Linares' work in Mexico City
- Traditionally, Alebrijes are carved and painted animal figurines that have become a form of symbolic art from Mexico. The word Alebrije means “imaginary” or “fantasy,” describing a style of animal carvings and other forms with exceptional paint schemes.
- This heart can hang in any part of your home, office or give it as a gift from someone special.