Turtle Alebrije red
Turtle Alebrije green
Turtle Alebrije aqua
Turtle Alebrije yellow
Turtle Alebrije purple
Turtle Alebrije red

Turtle Alebrije

Regular price $3.00 Sale

Details:  Turtle Alebrije

Material: Wood 

Color: Red, Green, Aqua, Yellow, Purple

Dimensions: 4 cm | 1.5 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aesthetic of a nation and that can be traced back to one man, Pedro Linareswho created them in the 1930´s. They were originally made with papier mache but nowadays they are also wood carved.

Alebrijes have become so popular that even the world’s most respected Spanish language authority, the La Real Academia de la Lengua Española, has included the term “Alebrije”.