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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.
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Milagros are small religious charms that people nail onto sacred objects, pin on the clothing of saint statues, or hang with ribbons or threads from altars and shrines. The word "milagro" means "miracle." People carry milagros for protection, good luck and to request help or thanks for problems of everyday living.
This artist has covered a stained wooden cross with milagros. The edges are lined with gold paint. This is no easy task! The placement of the milagros is a skill that is acquired after much practice. These milagros have a gold sheen to them and are most likely latón or brass.
The last one is the one in the main photo, closeup in the second photo.
state of origin: Guanajuatodimensions: approx 6" by 4.5"