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)
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)
This set of elegant skulls are inspired by the famous 1910–1913 zinc etching by the Mexican printmaker, cartoon illustrator and lithographer José Guadalupe Posada. The image of the elehant skull lady was offered as a satirical portrait of those Mexican natives who, Posada felt, were aspiring to adopt European aristocratic traditions in the pre-revolution era. La Catrina has become an icon of the Mexican Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead.
Male skull: 7cm (w) x 6cm (d) x 25cm (h) Weight: 0.85 kg
Female skull: 5.5cm (w) x 5.5cm (d) x 18.5cm (h) Weight: 0.63 kg
This quirky piece from Giovanni Melchor is a fantastic fusion between a hare and a tortoise with a crocodile tail. This piece is inspired by Aesop's fable but with a plot twist
Dimensions: 10cm (w) x 13cm (d) x 18cm (h)
Weight: 0.254 kg