Milagros Ex-Voto Variety
Make a wish and believe in wonders!
Various small pendants made of punched tinplate, with various depictions of people, body parts, animals, etc.
With eyelet for hanging.
Since this is a manual work, no two pendants are alike.
Size: about 2cm x 3cm
Milagros is the Spanish word for "miracle". Milagros” or miraculous figures are found in many areas of Latin America. They are also known as Ex-Voto. These stamped metal figures are used by local people to ask saints for protection and help. In many churches one can see wooden statues of saints such as the Holy Virgin or Christ. People stick small pictures e.g. of arms, legs, animals, praying figures and many other symbols of their prayers and hopes to these statues. These figures serve to better answer prayers or express thanks for answered prayers. Horse or lamb figures ask for help in healing sick animals or ask for fertility. Students leave open books asking the saints for divine intervention in their grades. Hearts are left more often as thanks for having loved ones' prayers answered. Each Milagro is made to fulfill a specific wish, resulting in a huge variety of such wonder figures