An original design by artists Jesus & Roxana Hernandez, which won an award in the Mexican Popular Art Toy competition.
This piece features their signature style on the handlebars, which is easy to identify by the scale-like pattern in a sea of skilfully painted dots. It has spinning wheels and pedals.
Dimensions: 10cm (w) x 22cm (d) x 13.5cm (h)
A truly wonderful piece from the exceptionally talented Manuel Cruz. This eye-catching monkey alebrije has a terracotta colour face, with gold, green and blue hues head to tail. The intricate patterns are inspired by the pre-hispanic iconography of the region
Hand-made in Oaxaca, Mexico
Dimensions: 31cm (w) x 14.5cm (d) x 27cm (h)
A beautiful hummingbird alebrije created by celebrated artist Jacobo Angeles. Jacobo is recognised as one of the grand masters of Oaxacan wood carving and works closely with his wife Maria to produce exquisitely carved and finely painted pieces. The craftsmanship and quality of their pieces are second to none.
Their decorative style uses pre-hispanic Mixtec and Zapotec iconography and has inspired many other artists. Their aim is to make the Zapotec culture known through the figurines they create.
(body - 1 piece, ears and tail detach)
Dimensions: 12cm (w) x 38cm (d) x 18cm (h)