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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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These small Mexican wooden nicho boxes, painted in various colors, are filled with milagros surrounding a red painted sacred heart. Milagro means “miracle,” and these tiny religious charms are generally used to offer thanks or request spiritual help for a specific problem. Each box is filled with a different assortment of milagros, which are made of pot metal and hammered onto the wood. (Pot metal is a combination 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.)
These all are one of a kind due to the different milagros. The corners are decorated with a pot metal flourish.
To learn more about milagros, check our blog post about them!
dimensions: 4" tall by 3" wide