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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.
Consider giving a gift of high quality, Mexican handmade goods! Every piece is authentic and personally selected on our buying trips to Mexico.
Lots of unique, colorful paper products and decorations are made by Mexican artisans with skill and creativity.
Look here for placemats, napkins, table runners, tablecloths, huipiles and other textiles handmade in Mexico!
These carved and painted trays or shallow bowls of wood are known as bateas. You may be familiar with these round, carved bateas with the colorful, typical flowers painted on the black background. They are a type of tourist art which comes from the state of Michoacán. They've been around for a long time and I usually pick them up at antique shops all over the country. They have a handmade charm, sometimes faded, but always on a dark black background and decorated inside and sometimes on the edges with hand-painted flowers and flourishes. They are sold as is--there may be cracks, scraped paint, bumpy edges etc!
This particular group is newer, made more recently and purchased in Mexico City at the grand, giant market, La Merced. They are very sweet even without the aged patina. Use drop-down menu to select.
state of origin: Michoacán dimensions: Tiny: 8" Small: 9.5"-10"