Vintage Folk Ar Handmade Religious Wooden Cross Mexico 26 Hammered Milagros Gold
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Vintage Folk Ar Handmade Religious Wooden Cross Mexico 26 Hammered Milagros Gold:
Vintage Folk Art Handmade Religious Wooden Cross MEXICO 26 Hammered Milagros Gold front and sides.
STATE OF ORIGIN: Guanajuato Mexico
DIMENSIONS:APPROX 4” BY 3.5” X 3/4”
Milagros("milagro" means "miracle" in Spanish) are religious charms that are prevalent throughout Mexico and are traditionally used to request a "miracle" or thank the deities for miracles that have already happened. One can find milagros depicting legs, arms, breast, eyes, cows, pigs, hearts, lungs--just about anything that one would need help with or for which one may have received help. Mexicans purchase milagros that are meaningful to them, attach them to altars, shrines, and sacred objects found in places of worship, and pray for help with illnesses, relationships, animals or just about everything.
This artist has covered a stained wooden cross with milagros. The placement of the milagros is a skill that is acquired after much practice.These tiny religious charms are generally used to thank or request religious help for a specific problem. Each charm is covered with different kinds of milagros, hammered onto the wood and made of pot metal. Pot metal is a combination of lots of inexpensive metals that are melted together and then place in a mold to shape them into the milagros.
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DIMENSIONS: APPROX 4” BY 3.5” x 3/4”