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Total loan: $1,000

Pablo

Flag of Mexico
Oaxaca, Oax., Mexico / Arts

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A loan helped to invest in increasing the size of his workshop as well as the purchase of raw materials.


Pablo's story

Pablo, shown here with his wife, Lucy, is an artisan from Mexico who specializes in traditional handcrafted Mexican alebrije figures. He would like to invest in increasing the size of his workshop as well as the purchase of raw materials.

Pablo has been selling through Novica since 2017. This is his story:

"We are best friends as well as husband and wife. Together, we carve Oaxaca's traditional 'alebrijes,' fanciful and fantastical creatures and images crafted from found wood and painted by hand in bright colors. This craft has been handed down from generation to generation. Our parents and uncles taught us, and we are now teaching our children so that this art doesn't die out.

"Our greatest challenge is innovating to create new designs. Our inspiration comes from everything that surrounds us. What we enjoy the most is how real and mythical animal shapes can emerge from a simple branch. It's wonderful to see so many people appreciating a finished piece and to see joy and surprise on their faces.

"Thank you very much for supporting us. Your help in making our work known around the world encourages this profession to continue to be promoted in our family, in our community, and in our lives."

Use the link below to view Pablo's traditional handcrafted Mexican alebrije figures on the Novica site: http://www.novica.com/kiva/11063/