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01.11

Religious Mexican Folk Art

Handcarved saints from Guatemala

Because over 90% of  Mexico is Catholic, one finds lots of charming and beautiful hand-made religious folk art all over the country. The saints, above, are from Guatemala, another very Catholic country. Religion is a part of every day life in Mexico, from the home altar to crossing oneself in front of every church, to the pinning of milagros, to the omnipresent image of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Catholicism is not native to Mexico--the Spanish brought it with them in the 1500's. In indigenous towns and villages one still finds religious practices that harken back to the days before the conquest.  

Click here for our current collection of religious folk art.

 

Mexican Clay nativity set
Decorated religious bottlesWooden saint of Virgen de Guadalupe
Wooden carved heart covered in milagros or charmsGerardo Ortega Nativity Set
  • Can you give me any information on the last nativity scene on the page…. The one with the kneeling horse on the right side. I have this horse and several other pieces and am trying to complete this nativity scene. I look forward to hearing from you! Thanks, Sabrina

    Posted by Sabrina on December 11, 2015
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