When it comes to artwork around the world, “different” seems to be a determining issue when collectors opt to buy collectibles or not. To say that Alebrijes are Distinctively Unique would be a gross understatement! In fact, it is this uniqueness that makes them so desirable. Alebrijes are individually hand crafted and hand painted which is what makes them so unique and distinctive, and therefore desirable to collectors.

Alebrijes are also Distinctively Unique because of their origins. First created as paper mache piñatas by Pedro Linares Lopez during a bout with high fever, the wood carved Alebrijes began to come into existence some 35 years ago and have been flourishing in the Oaxacan Region of Mexico ever since.

Next, Alebrijes are Distinctively Unique because of the way they are created. Even before hammer and chisel are taken to wood, Alebrije Artisans survey various parts of the Copal tree looking for a section of wood to serve as inspiration. Once they find that piece of wood, they start to create the fantastical animal that exists only in their imagination!

Alebrijes are Distinctively Unique also because of the way they are painted. The Alebrije Artisan works diligently, meticulously creating a vibrant colored piece of art that features equally vibrant accessories and accents.

Interestingly enough, though Alebrijes are Distinctively Unique they are not totally without precedent -- even in the Bible. In Revelation 4:7-8 it says, “ The first living creature was like a lion, the second living creature like a calf, the third living creature had a face like a man, and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle. The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within…”


Sound like an Alebrije? If you have not already had the opportunity to determine for yourself that Alebrijes are Distinctively Unique take a moment to examine and enjoy the ones we offer for sale. We are sure that not only will you want to own one yourself, you will probably want to start a collection of them in your home!

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