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Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.

Paper Mache Alebrije Looking up Mexican Dragon Medium Size

$400.00 USD


This alebrije was crafted with the original paper mache technique. Its fierce gaze looking up is awesome, it has two horns and  the wings are beautifully painted in turquoise and purple. The tail has a spear shape. The alebrije is signed at the bottom. 

Coco, the movie made has recently put alebrijes on the hotspot, but Alebrijes are one of the most important Mexican traditions since the first third of the XXth century, when Mr. Pedro Linares invented or created them using the paper mache technique, which is the very same used to make this outstanding museum quality collectors item. 

Alebrijes meaning has an oneiric and surreal origin, since the word is not in the dictionary but was heard by Pedro Linares during an illness in which he saw these fantastic figures called Alebrijes by the first time. 


HEIGHT 9.84 In / 25cm
LENGHT 11.02 In / 28cm
WIDTH 9.44 In / 24cm
APROX. WEIGHT 6.52 Oz / 185 gr
MADE OF Paper Mache
REGION Mexico City
TECHNIQUE Hand crafted and hand painted
COMMENTS One fo a Kind, Signed