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Alebrije conejo ojos de canica - Alebrijes are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures.

Agustín Cruz Tinoco (San Agustín de las Juntas)

MARÍA JIMÉNEZ OJEDA from San Martín Tilcajete near Oaxaca

INOCENCIO VÁSQUEZ MELCHOR (San Martín Tilcajete) Inocencio is best known for his “borrachos” (drunkards) often in the ironic form of angels, his human-like devils, and groups of human or “nahual” (human figures with animal faces) musicians. In Inocencio’s pueblo it is believed that ordinary people can turn themselves into animals at night, particularly when there is a full moon.

Expressive Figurative Sculpture with Debra Fritts by John C. Campbell Folk School, via Flickr

Alebrijes are carved folk art figures from Oaxaca, Mexico. They were created by artist Pedro Linares in the 1930s, when he was inspired by a fever dream.

Mexican Ram New Mexican Folk Art Carving Attributed to Leroy Archuleta Tesuque