Palm Sunday Tall Guadalupe

$ 45.00

Once a year, on Palm Sunday, outside of churches in Michoacán, artisans sell their religious wares made of palm leaves and other organic materials. Patrons of the church purchase the items to carry into the church or to take home after the service. 

These Guadalupes are made of straw, palm leaf and corn husk and rendered into very typical folk art of the season. It is an ephemeral art, not meant to last forever, but it adds a color and a humble acknowledgement to the mother of all, the Virgin of Guadalupe. She stands on a dried palm pedestal decorated with ribons and lace. At the base are woven roses, a loaf of bread and a woven fish. The faces are painted clay. They are fragile so I prefer to have them picked up. We will do our best to protect them for shipping but please know, that if pieces break off they can be glued back on to the piece! 

** One of the pieces was damaged during shipping from Mexico. See last two photos

state of origin: Michoacán
dimensions: approx 19" tall by 9" wide

Available: 3