Tuesday, June 26, 2018


We are excited to promote an event at Fair Trade Decor in Coronado on July 6th, 7th & 8th.   We hope you stop by their store and learn about the carvings of alebrijes and enjoy live music from local musicians.


Alebrije Carvings LIVE!

By Haley Stee

Mark your calendars everyone! We are very happy to welcome Saul and Alma from Oaxaca, Mexico, back at Fair Trade Decor this summer! Joined with Latin style musician trio, Son Pa Ti! A three day event weekend demonstrating how they carve and paint alebrijes with live music!Alebrijes are an internationally respected Mexican tradition that first originated with Pedro Linares in the 1930s. Linares fell ill and while unconscious he dreamt of a strange forest. There, he saw animals turning into fantasies. Donkey’s with butterfly wings, a rooster with bull horns and many more creatures, with all of them shouting one word, “Alebrijes”. Upon recovering, he began recreating these figures in cardboard and paper mache. Today alebrijes are hand-carved from copal-wood found in the state of Oaxaca, and have recently been spotlighted though the the Disney Pixar movie, Coco. Saul first learned about the art of cutting and painting wood at the age of 11, thanks to the help of his older brother. His wife Alma learned how to paint the alebrijes shortly after meeting Saul. Together, inspired by the nature and shapes of wood around them, they created a family business making these fun alebrijes with over 23 years of experience! Along their journey, Saul & Alma partnered with the San Jose State University to help reforestation in Oaxaca. You can see this delicate process in person at our store, July 6th, 7th and 8th. Local musicians Son Pa Ti will be joining the fun on July 7th. You can listen to their music through the link provided below.

We hope to see you there!
 Fair Trade Decor 
828 Orange AveCoronado, CA 92118
Event Dates and Times: 
Saul & Alma’s alebrije carvings:July 6th, 3:00pm - 8:00 pm
July 7th & 8th, 10:30am -2:30pm
Son Pa Ti, musicians:
 Son Pa Ti, https://www.son-pa-ti.com/
July 7th, 12:00pm - 2:00pm


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