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Ceramics from yesteryear
The Virgen de Guadalupe, milagros, sacred hearts and images are all artistic motifs used in Mexican folk art in every state in Mexico.
The Christmas decorations of Mexico vary by region but are always colorful and festive whether made of tin, paper, wood, textiles or clay.
"Milagro"means "miracle" in Spanish. Milagros are religious charms that are prevalent throughout Mexico and are used to request or thank God for a miracle.
Consider giving a gift of high quality, Mexican handmade goods! Every piece is authentic and personally selected on our buying trips to Mexico.
Lots of unique, colorful paper products and decorations are made by Mexican artisans with skill and creativity.
Look here for placemats, napkins, table runners, tablecloths, huipiles and other textiles handmade in Mexico!
These Mexican carved wooden hearts are covered in milagros. Generally they are a painted wood heart topped by a flame symbolizing the Sacred Heart. Milagro means “miracle,” and the tiny religious charms are typically used to offer thanks or to request spiritual help for a specific problem. Each heart is covered with different kinds of milagros, made of pot metal and hammered onto the wood. Pot metal is a combination of lots of inexpensive metals that are melted together and then placed in a mold to shape them into the milagros. They are a silver or gold color but are not made of silver or gold. A lovely and popular gift, these wooden hearts come in different sizes and with or without wings.
Let us know in the notes if you have a color preference, but we cannot guarantee it because the stock changes often. The specific set of milagros arranged on your heart also will depend on our constantly changing stock, and we will choose your heart for you. All are one-of-a-kind.
To learn more about milagros, check our blog post about them!
dimensions: see below
MINI: approx. 4"H x 3"W, $35 SMALL: approx. 5.5"H x 3.5"W, $45 MEDIUM: approx. 6.5"H x 4.25"W, $65 LARGE: approx 7.5" by 5.5"W, $75 (Turquoise SOLD OUT)MINI HEART WITH WINGS: approx 4.5" by 8.5" W, $65SMALL HEART WITH WINGS: approx. 5.5"H x 10.25"W, $70 (5 turquoise available)