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Wood Toy Spinning Top Alebrije Mexico Art Oaxaca Signed Artist L. Hernandez #2

Wood Toy Spinning Top Alebrije Mexico Art Oaxaca Signed Artist L. Hernandez #2

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  • Museum Quality Colorful Alebrije "Toy Spinning Top" from Mexico.

  • Measurement
  • Wide/Diameter- 2 1/2"
  • Height- 4"

  • This colorful hanging spinning top is spectacular!
  • The top has been hand carved and meticulously hand painted by the Laura Hernandez, sister of David Hernandez.
  • The multi-color spinning top is made of copal wood.
  • Please note all the beautiful colors and detailed designs.
  • This alebrije is signed.

  • David and his family are one of the most important alebrije makers in Oaxaca, Mexico.
  • David's and his family alebrijes are found in fine boutiques, galleries, collectors homes in Mexico, the United States and Europe.

  • 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 spinning top works but can be displayed due to the beauty of the art.
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