Alebrijes (ah-leh-bree-hess) are creatures carved out of wood and painted with fantastic designs from the artisans own imagination. These colorful one-of-a-kind carvings are handmade from copal wood which is grown in the surrounding fields of the towns where the artists lives. Wood is sustainably sourced from the branches of the tree in order to preserve the life of the tree trunk and ensure a continues source of wood for the future. Alebrijes are traditionally made in Oaxaca in the towns of San Martin Tilcajete as well as Arrazola and have become known worldwide and are highly sought after works of art. Add a splash of color to your home with one of our unique wood carvings.