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    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.

    Oaxaca, folk art

    Mexican folk art

    Miguel Linares Original Alebrijes Paper Maché Painted Folk Art Turtle-Back Dragon (or) Flying Spaghetti Monster

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    Seriously, this alebrije is AMAZING. I am stunned. I want this thing!!

    Featured in "The Great Masters of Mexican Folk Art" ~Elena Felipe Felix & Bernadina Riviera are Famous for their Large Burnished Clay Jug Towers. Aren't they Grande?

    Oaxacan woodcarvings are the best-selling Mexican folk art. In some places where art is produced for tourists, we see that some artists have been conflicted because they don't want to degrade objects that once had deep cultural or religious significance. With the Oaxacan art, we see a different phenomenon that also occurs in numerous cultures: artists are afraid to grow and develop new styles, because they need to maintain the sales of items that have come to represent their culture.