Alebrijes: Origins

Alebrijes: Origins

So where did alebrijes come from? Who dreamed them up? Many websites present one easy answer – and in many cases their “answer” is completely bogus, which annoys me to no end. There is no easy answer to the questions I posed.  So I am going to explain as simply and succinctly as possible the … Continue reading

Where are Alebrijes Made?

Where are Alebrijes Made?

Where are alebrijes made? They are made in small towns outside the city of Oaxaca, Mexico. But where exactly is that? Thanks to handy googlemaps: You can see Oaxaca is southeast of Mexico City (about 5-6 hours by car) and very far west of Cancun. But alebrijes are not made in the city of Oaxaca … Continue reading

What are Alebrijes? How are they made?

What are Alebrijes? How are they made?

So what exactly are alebrijes (ali-bree-heez)? Alebrijes are hand carved and hand painted wooden animals that are created by families in small towns outside the city of Oaxaca. The three largest towns are: Arrazola, San Martin Tilcajete, and La Union Tejalapan. Each town has its own carving and painting style that differs from the others, … Continue reading

What is Three Dreaming Rabbits?

What is Three Dreaming Rabbits?

Three Dreaming Rabbits, or as we call it 3DR, is an entrepreneurial venture started by the duo Whitney and Paul.  Three Dreaming Rabbits was dreamed up on a car ride from Aguascalientes to Mexico City at the end of November 2010. Visiting a store devoted to all things Oaxaca in the northern Mexican city of … Continue reading