Alebrije Research Paper

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Alebrije is a brightly colored Mexican handicraft sculpture of an animal or fantastical creatures. They are made of wood or paper mache, and then they are painted to stand out. The bright colors help make them stand out, but the interesting creatures that they are sculpted into makes them pop out all by themselves. They started in the neighboring city of Mexico City, La Merced where a man named Pedro sold them locally for many years. Until, a documentary film made by Judith Bronowski in 1975 gave Pedro international fame. In 1990 he received the national prize for Popular Arts and Traditions, he then passed away in 1992. Today Alebrije have changed from wood carvings and paper mache to big huge sculptures that are covered in fluorescent colors
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