These small Mexican wooden nicho boxes are filled with milagros surrounding a red painted sacred heart. This collection of nicho boxes are painted in various colors and then decorated with milagros. Milagro means “miracle,” and these tiny religious charms are generally used to thank or request spiritual help for a specific problem. Each box is filled 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.
They are all 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!
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dimensions: 4" tall by 3" wide