Blue Evil Eye Charm Amulet 
Blue Evil Eye Charm Amulet 

Wards off the evil gaze.

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Mexican Bingo – Juego de Loteria
Mexican Bingo – Juego de Loteria

Traditional card game similar to bingo. Each card has colorful image of popular Mexican figures. 10 boards, deck of cards. Loteria is a fun game for the entire family — and the Loteria cards contain highly symbolic images that many … Read More

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Exquisite Beaded Native American Vintage Belt
Exquisite Beaded Native American Vintage Belt
Exquisite Beaded Native American Vintage Belt

This is a beautiful vintagebelt made of leather that is intricately beaded with black, navy, turquoise, white, green, pink, crimson, purple and silvery beads to create a bold floral and geometric pattern.

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Beaded, Mirrored, and Embroidered Vintage Indian Textile
Beaded, Mirrored, and Embroidered Vintage Indian Textile
Beaded, Mirrored, and Embroidered Vintage Indian Textile

Gorgeous mirrored and embroidered cushion cover from India.

10″ x 10″ without tassels

13″ x 13″ including tassels

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In Tajimaroa Ex-Voto
In Tajimaroa Ex-Voto

Similar in form to the retablo, “ex-votos,” are devotional paintings which offer thanks to a particular saint in the form of a short narrative. The origin of the term is Latin, and means “for solemn vow or promise.” An ex-voto painting is typically comprised of three elements: a scene depicting a tragedy or someone with a grave illness or injury, a depiction of the intervention of a saint on behalf of the afflicted, and an inscription describing the tragic event and which gives thanks for the divine intervention.

The inscription on this piece can be translated as:

“In Tajimaroa in the month of March in the year 1898 Anjela Arriaga had a very serious sickness.  Maria Jesus Avala and Anjela invoked the Virgin Saint of the Hospital and experienced beautiful miracles.”

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Sagrado Corazon de Jesus Ex-Voto
Sagrado Corazon de Jesus Ex-Voto

Similar in form to the retablo, “ex-votos,” are devotional paintings which offer thanks to a particular saint in the form of a short narrative. The origin of the term is Latin, and means “for solemn vow or promise.” An ex-voto painting is typically comprised of three elements: a scene depicting a tragedy or someone with a grave illness or injury, a depiction of the intervention of a saint on behalf of the afflicted, and an inscription describing the tragic event and which gives thanks for the divine intervention.

This piece dates from 1929

 

 

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Virgin of Guadalupe with Skull Ex-Voto
Virgin of Guadalupe with Skull Ex-Voto

Similar in form to the retablo, “ex-votos,” are devotional paintings which offer thanks to a particular saint in the form of a short narrative. The origin of the term is Latin, and means “for solemn vow or promise.” An ex-voto painting is typically comprised of three elements: a scene depicting a tragedy or someone with a grave illness or injury, a depiction of the intervention of a saint on behalf of the afflicted, and an inscription describing the tragic event and which gives thanks for the divine intervention.

The inscription on this piece can be translated:

“My husband was very sick with heart failure. They did a very delicate operation to save his life. I am thankful to the Virgin of Guadalupe for the miracle of saving his life.”

 

 

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La Señora Bernarda Ex-Voto
La Señora Bernarda Ex-Voto

Similar in form to the retablo, “ex-votos,” are devotional paintings which offer thanks to a particular saint in the form of a short narrative. The origin of the term is Latin, and means “for solemn vow or promise.” An ex-voto painting is typically comprised of three elements: a scene depicting a tragedy or someone with a grave illness or injury, a depiction of the intervention of a saint on behalf of the afflicted, and an inscription describing the tragic event and which gives thanks for the divine intervention.

This piece is an antique dating from 1911.

 

 

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La Señora Antonia Gutierrez Ex-Voto
La Señora Antonia Gutierrez Ex-Voto

Similar in form to the retablo, “ex-votos,” are devotional paintings which offer thanks to a particular saint in the form of a short narrative. The origin of the term is Latin, and means “for solemn vow or promise.” An ex-voto painting is typically comprised of three elements: a scene depicting a tragedy or someone with a grave illness or injury, a depiction of the intervention of a saint on behalf of the afflicted, and an inscription describing the tragic event and which gives thanks for the divine intervention.

This piece dates from 1935.

 

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The Virgin of the Refuge with Jesus Retablo
The Virgin of the Refuge with Jesus Retablo

The retablo is an art form that flourished in colonial Mexico, reaching the height of its popularity in the latter part of the 19th century. Painted primarily by provincial, untrained artists on inexpensive materials such as copper, tin, and wood, these small works depicted scenes using symbolic, allegorical, and religious imagery. Often unsigned, retablos were sometimes commissioned by individuals, but were most frequently sold by peddlers door to door or at churches during festivals. Figures on retablos are depicted in such a way that holy persons and saints are identifiable from their costumes and attributes. A three-quarter view is almost always used to depict a holy person. The remaining imagery is usually shown in size according to a hierarchical scale of importance.

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Pink Heart Carnival Mask from Mexico
Pink Heart Carnival Mask from Mexico
Pink Heart Carnival Mask from Mexico

Hand-painted wooden carnival mask from Mexico

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Tu Y Yo Milagro
Tu Y Yo Milagro
Tu Y Yo Milagro

Tin milagro from Peru

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