Cucaracha Velosius Alebrije
|Details: Cucaracha Velosius Alebrije|
Material: Paper Mache
Author: Fernando Fuentes
Dimensions: 20 X 15 X 18 cm | 8 X 6 X 7 in
What is an Alebrije?
Alebrijes are magical imaginary creatures that have elements from different animals such as dragon bodies, bat wings, wolf teeth and dog eyes. They populate a colorful world all of their own that incarnates the spirit and aesthetic of a nation and that can be traced back to one man, Pedro Linares who created them in the 1930´s. They were originally made with papier mache but nowadays they are also wood carved.