Hand painted and hand carved wooden Jaguar Alebrije from the Teotitlan Valley. Tail is detachable.
Alebrijes originated in Mexico City in the 20th century, in 1936. The first alebrijes, as well as the name itself, are attributed to Pedro Linares, an artisan from México City (Distrito Federal), who specialized in making piñatas, carnival masks and “Judas” figures from cartonería (a kind of papier-mâché).
10 in H
7.5 in W
Made in Oaxaca