alebrije Linares

Oaxacan wood carvings, known in Spanish as monos de madera or alebrijes de Oaxaca have been around for a little more than 60 years.

Miniature Paper Mache Alebrije

Miniature Paper Mache Alebrije by Great Master Of Mexican Folk Art Leonardo Linares, aprox tall.

alebrije pez

Alebrijes: The first alebrijes, along with use of the term, originated with Pedro Linares. After dreaming of the creatures while sick in the he began to create what he saw in cardboard and paper mache.

Ricardo Linares

Alebrije, Fruit of the imagination of Pedro Linares, indisputable master of the cart of cartoneria, the creation of sculptures from layers of paper.

Miniature Paper Mache Alebrije by mexfolkarts, via Flickr

Miniature Paper Mache Alebrije by mexfolkarts, via Flickr


alebrijes exhibit in reforma avenue, Mexico city for the celebrations of the Day of the Death or Dia de los Muertos, october 2008

alebrije langosta

Alebrijes (Spanish pronunciation: [aleˈβɾixes]) are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures