Alebrijes - Oaxaca Art - handpainted woodcarvingsSign In or Register to add photos
The Alebrijes is a very Authentic and typical Folk Art from Oaxaca - Mexico. They have been invented by Manuel Jimenes which comes from San Antonio Arrazola , Xoxocotlan - Oaxaca. He past away a few years ago but his Family and people in his town keep doing these traditional Art Pieces. They say that he was seeing the figures in his Dreams and than he started to do them in Wood. They are made out of Copal Wood and all our Pieces are made by Blanca Gomez which is from the same town as Manuel Jimenes the inventor of the Alebrijes. All Alebrijes are handcrafted and painted by hand. Some pieces you also can take in several parts. They look very beautiful and all have bright colors. These Art is very original and Authentic and also signed by the Artist.