Alebrijes – Folk Art From Oaxaca, Mexico
January 2, 2009
Alebrijes are carved folk art figures from Oaxaca Mexico. Alebrijes originated in the 1930’s and were created by artist Pedro Linares. Linares fell ill and said that the brightly colored figures came to him in a dream during his illness. Below are some beautiful carvings by some of my favorite alebrije artists that I found on El Caracol Zapoteca and Ebay.