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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.
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These hand crafted skeletons come from Peru. Incredibly, unbelievably, they are made of potato paste. YES, potato paste. There is a wire formed in the shape of the figure and then a mush of potato paste and gummy substance is formed into the shape of the skeleton and the instrument. This is a craft that is found primarily in Peru, made most famous by the Jimenez family. These skeletons were made by Claudio Jimenez Quispe and purchased at the International Folk Art Market.
2 dangle from the head and waist2 of them are stationary
One of a kind.
state of origin: Perudimensions: approx 6"-8" long