Alebrije: "Victor Victora"
By Marcela Ruppli-Juin 2023
Technique: Cartoneria (similar to Paper-Mâché / Cartapesta).
Size: 45x25x25 cm
"Alebrijes are a 100 year-old Mexican artisan craft. They depict fantasy creatures that combine features of several elements: water, wind, earth and fire. They are made of paper and wire; and are generally brightly colored. Marcela prefers their natural paper color, although not always.
Alebrijes are made with the Cartoneria technique, a Mexican artisan craft inherited from Spain and was originally used to make dolls for girls who could not afford porcelain. The craft was an adaptation to the traditional Papier-Mache, in that it uses a thick craft paper. ” MRJ
Available at our Gallery in Locarno or here.
Shipping cost within Switzerland: CHF 30.-
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CHF320.00 Regular Price
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