Saturday, my group went to visit the Ecolalebrije Project in Arrazola. They are a group of people who make alebrijes. Alebrijes are wood carvings that are decorated with bright colors and intricate details. They make the carvings out of Copal trees because the wood is soft. What I really loved about the Ecoalebrije Project is that they are very environmentally aware. They realized how valuable the Copal tree was, as well as the environmental issues developing due to the malpractice of cutting down trees. This inspired the organization to start a reforest program to help place more trees in the environment as well as be more eco-friendly about the way they create alebrijes. We were able to do volunteer work at their tree farm as well as make our own alebrijes. There is so much skill and patience needed to make them. Looking at all the designs, I have no idea how they do it!