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Night Jaguar Alebrije Sculpture

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Destination: Oaxaca, Mexico

Rawr! Power and elegance meet in the figure of the jaguar, the largest cat in the Western Hemisphere, revered for centuries by the people of Central and South America. In Mexico, the Maya believed that the jaguar facilitated communication between the worlds of the living and the dead, serving as companions for people heading to the latter; amongst the Aztecs, the jaguar was symbolic of rulers and warriors, as well as the totem of the powerful god Tezcatlipoca.

This hand-carved, hand-painted, alebrije sculpture was crafted at the workshop of Vicente and Brisia Hernandez in San Martín Tilcajete. San Martín Tilcajete is one of two major centers for alebrije, an art form that has its origins in one ill artist’s fever dream.   


In 1936, Pedro Linares, an artist who specialized in papier-mâché piñatas, masks, and Judas figurines, fell gravely ill. As his fever soared, he began to hallucinate that he was walking in a forest. He felt p... Read More

Details and Dimensions

8" l, 6.5" w

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