Our beautiful Wooden heart covered with milagros makes a unique gift for everyone. Each milagros are nailed individually and hand crafted by artisans in Guanajuato, Mexico.
This craft is represented as Mexican Folk Art. Hook on back allows them to be hanged on wall.
Material : Wood
Size: 21cm x 15cm
Colour: Red and Gold.
These Mexican handicrafts are made on pieces of wood decorated with metal figures know as "Milagros". They are also called “exvotos”, or offerings.
These small charms, usually about 1/2 in size, but can be as big as 6-8 inches, are most often made of pressed tin, but they can also be gold, silver, wood and even wax. Milagros are usually purchased from street vendors outside churches, shrines, and other places of worship. These little offerings are nailed to (or even pinned to the clothing of ) saint statues, hung with red ribbon on altars, shrines, and other sacred objects (even people, as many are made into jewelry) as part of an act of devotion.
Milagros are offered as a symbol to a saint as a reminder of a special need, or as a “thank you” for answering a prayer. Sometimes they are used to focus attention towards a specific ailment, and even just carried for protection and good fortune. These small charms depict a huge number of subjects; body parts (like hearts, heads, crossed arms and legs), houses, farm animals, babies, and people praying.
Their symbolism is not universal and seems to be up to whatever the bearer intended the prayer to be for. For example; a leg milagro might be a prayer to heal someones leg or foot, or it could be a desire to have a visitor or travel themselves. There are no wrong answers.
Due to the nature of hand crafting, each piece of art is unique and beautiful, variations and imperfections are to be expected and are normal. This only adds to the uniqueness of each piece, each piece is an individual work of art.
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