Handpainted Grasshopper Chapulin Alebrije

Handpainted Grasshopper Chapulin Alebrije
Handpainted Grasshopper Chapulin Alebrije Handpainted Grasshopper Chapulin Alebrije Handpainted Grasshopper Chapulin Alebrije
Product Code: CHA805
Availability: 37
Price: $18.00 USD

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Did you know that grasshoppers are known to be a delicacy in the Southern region of Mexico? These brightly colored handpainted alebrije grasshoppers have very detailed designs, lines, and mexican art and when placed under a UV/black light, their colors come to life and glow in the dark! 

Alebrijes are known to be artistic representation of imaginative creatures, mainly animals. All pieces go through an elaborative process to become what you see here in this picture!

 

Steps in elaborating an Alebrije:

  • 1. Cut wood from special type of tree, the Copalillo; typically grown in Oaxaca.
  • 2. Artisans either start the carving process right away, or they leave wood to dry it sun for 2-3 days.
  • 3. Imaginative figure is carved; after it is placed in the sun to dry, depending on the size of figure.
  • 4. After it it dry, the artisans sands the figure down. It is usually sanded with gasoline or a liquid to protect wood from any type of insects.
  • 5. Once it is smooth, the artisan proceeds to cover it with a coat of color paint (base paint), then small details proceed!

 

Details:

  • Add a touch of color, life and style to your home and garden!
  • All pieces are completely hand painted and unique.
  • Measurements: 2.75" x 2.5" x 1.5" (L x W x H).
  • Weight: .2 oz.
  • Made out of Wood.

NOTE: You may receive your alebrije in the color selected, however, the design on it may not be the same one as shown in the pictures above since each grasshopper is unique and has a particular design.

Note: All the measurements are in inches and are approximated. Colors and designs vary as they are hand painted or crafted items. These prices do not include shipping and handling. Price reflected is in US Dollars. 

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