This one of a kind Mexican wooden nicho box, is filled with milagros surrounding the image of the Virgen de Guadalupe. 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 of the box are decorated with a pot metal flourish.
To learn more about milagros, check our blog post about them!
dimensions: 6.5" tall by 3.5" wide