Wood Toy Yoyo Alebrije Mexico Art Oaxaca Signed Artist L. Hernandez Blue/Purple
- Museum Quality Colorful Alebrije "Toy Jojo" from Mexico.
- Wide/Diameter- 3"
- Tall- 1 1/2
- This colorful yoyo is spectacular!
- The yoyo has been hand carved and meticulously hand painted by Laura Hernandez, sister of David Hernandez
- David and his family are one of the most important alebrije makers in Oaxaca, Mexico.
- David and his family's alebrijes are found in fine boutiques, galleries, collectors homes in Mexico, the United States and Europe.
- David or his family sign all the amazing pieces.
- Please note all the beautiful colors and detailed designs.
- The wood used is either copal or pine wood.
- The multi-color yoyo is made of copal wood.
- 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 lovely yoyo works but can be displayed due to the beauty of the art.