Charming, brightly painted clay cacti handmade in Puebla, a state east of Mexico City. These whimsical little cacti are often added to nativity scenes made of clay figures. They are miniature versions of the nopal cactus or what we know in the Southwest U.S. as prickly pear cactus. Each cactus has a small white bird on top. The "limbs" of the cactus are moveable. And notice that, as in much Mexican folk art, these use the colors of the Mexican flag.
state of origin: Puebla
dimensions: approx 2.5" tall