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Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.

Big Alebrije Mexican Dragon for Wall Hanging Amazing!

$1,250.00 USD

 ABOUT THIS PAPER MACHE ALEBRIJE

This alebrije is perfect for wall hanging. Actually we have it at the entrance of our gallery in Monterrey to welcome our guests & customers.  It was hand crafted with the original paper mache technique. Is face has a fierce & powerful expression with that shows sharp tooth & a long tongue. The wings are beautifully painted in orange with pink & green strokes. The alebrije is signed at the bottom by los Negrete Workshop.

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. 

TECHNICAL DATA

HEIGHT 14 In / 35 cm.
LENGTH 28 In / 71 cm
WIDTH
19 In / 48 cm
MADE OF Paper Mache
REGION Mexico City.
TECHNIQUE Hand Crafted.
COMMENTS Signed at bottom by the artist, Negrete.

 

safe packing

 Handling time 1 to 3 business days
Delivery time  7 to 15 business days. 
Carrier & Service USPS International shipping from Mexico.
Other Shipping Options DHL express shipping. Quotation on request.