Conejo Atento Alebrije | Rabbit
The Alebrije was originally created by Pedro Linares Lopez in the 1930’s. The lore says that while he fell very ill, he had a feverish dream where he saw mythical creatures and heard them say the name 'Alebrije.' Shortly afterwards, Pedro began representing these unusual creatures through papier mache creations. Pedro Linares’ work sold locally for many years to customers including Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. He was made famous by a 1975 documentary film and In 1990 he received the National Prize for Popular Arts and Tradition.
Inspired, artisan Manuel Jimenez began creating his own reproductions of the Linares' Alebrije. However, these creations were made by carving wood, which was a folk art style he pioneered. He soon gained international recognition for his animal figurines with a unique flare and other carvers from the area developed their own styles and over the years Oaxaca wood carvings have become one of the most appreciated and popular Mexican folk art styles to date. This depiction has been so successful that some people have named the whole Oaxaca wood carving style Oaxacan Alebrijes.
Hand crafted in San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca, this Conejo Atento or attentive rabbit displays the height of Oaxacan folk art. As a collectible decor item, it displays a non-traditional color pallet. In other words, the monochrome vibes are everything! Display this piece proudly as it is a one-of-a-kind art piece that takes months to complete!
10" Tall at the tallest point, 4" long at the longest point, 3.25" wide at widest point