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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.
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This group of large size wood carvings is from my collection. I started collecting Oaxacan wood carvings after I spent a high school summer in Mexico. I've amassed a large collection over the years and it's time to start deaccessioning!
This group is quite faded, however the black marker used to delineate the type of animal is still visible. All of them were a bright yellow, which has now faded and there are slight remnants of that color on some of their bodies. None of them are signed--typical of the time period these were carved, the 1970's. They all come from La Unión, Oaxaca and are recognizable predecessors to the current Santiago family.
All are in excellent, though faded, vintage condition.
state of origin: Oaxacadimensions: pig is 10" long by 5" tall // horse is 9.5" by 7" tall // cat is 10" long and with tail is 9" tall