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TWO Wooden Handpainted Bobbing Turtles, Alebrijes, Wood Animals, Folk Art from Mexico, Folk Art sculpture, Mexican Alebrijes, Gifts under 15

TWO Wooden Handpainted Bobbing Turtles, Alebrijes, Wood Animals, Folk Art from Mexico, Folk Art sculpture, Mexican Alebrijes, Gifts under 15

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Height: 1 Inches
  • Width: 2.5 Inches
  • Depth: 2.5 Inches
  • Material: wood
  • Favorited by: 101 people
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From Miami, FL
No returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Description

These handmade bobbing turtles are one of our best selling alebrijes! Each alebrije and wooden turtle was carved by hand, shaping its figure and then hand painted, therefore every single turtle is absolutely unique. Also, the head of each wooden turtle/alebrije is attached with a small thread inside its body, this way the head can bobble freely every time you touch its head or move it around. You can place these little guys pretty much anywhere: on a bookshelf, near your office desk, on the dashboard of your car (as you drive you can see them bobbing their head!), or gift them to that turtle lover!

**Note that the color, size and design will vary. Once you place your order, the color of each turtle will be chosen randomly. If you'd like to pick a particular color from our images above, please make that request in the Notes section at checkout ;)**

DETAILS:
● You will receive TWO hand-painted wooden turtles with your order
● Add a touch of color, life and style to your home, bookshelf or desk!
● All pieces are completely hand painted and unique.
● Measurements: 2.5" x .175" x 1" (L x W x H). *some of them might be smaller in size*
● Weight: 0.4 oz
● Made out of Wood

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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.

Now, you may ask: "What IS an Alebrije?" Alebrijes are known to be artistic representation of imaginative creatures, mainly animals in Mexico. All pieces go through an elaborate process to become what you see here in this picture!

How is an alebrije made?
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!
These handmade bobbing turtles are one of our best selling alebrijes! Each alebrije and wooden turtle was carved by hand, shaping its figure and then hand painted, therefore every single turtle is absolutely unique. Also, the head of each wooden turtle/alebrije is attached with a small thread inside its body, this way the head can bobble freely every time you touch its head or move it around. You can place these little guys pretty much anywhere: on a bookshelf, near your office desk, on the dashboard of your car (as you drive you can see them bobbing their head!), or gift them to that turtle lover!

**Note that the color, size and design will vary. Once you place your order, the color of each turtle will be chosen randomly. If you'd like to pick a particular color from our images above, please make that request in the Notes section at checkout ;)**

DETAILS:
● You will receive TWO hand-painted wooden turtles with your order
● Add a touch of color, life and style to your home, bookshelf or desk!
● All pieces are completely hand painted and unique.
● Measurements: 2.5" x .175" x 1" (L x W x H). *some of them might be smaller in size*
● Weight: 0.4 oz
● Made out of Wood

⇢ Thank you for visiting my store! Want to get back to the main page? Click here: artesaniamx.etsy.com
⇢ Want to view other Handmade Wood Animals (Alebrijes)? Click here: http://etsy.me/2lgd8kP

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.

Now, you may ask: "What IS an Alebrije?" Alebrijes are known to be artistic representation of imaginative creatures, mainly animals in Mexico. All pieces go through an elaborate process to become what you see here in this picture!

How is an alebrije made?
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!

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Normally items ship within 1-3 business days. During the holiday season, we try for items to ship within 1-2 business days.
The majority of the items are ceramic and are very fragile, therefore I take the extra step to absolutely handle all items with care so that they arrive safely to you! All items are wrapped in beautiful tissue paper and bubble wrap. Afterwards, I add peanuts and air packaging bags to prevent the item from shifting and moving around in the box while in transit.

If you'd like for me to write a special note to your recipient, feel free to message me and I'll write it for you and include it in your package!
Absolutely not! Each and every item is unique and completely handmade. You're guaranteed a one-of-a-kind piece.

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