Few handmade decorative art and accessories will captivate you like those found in our Milagros Collection. The Illuminated Crosses are unique artifacts that capture the essence of vintage era art from Mexico. Hand carved by skilled artisans from Avocado wood, each cross is equipped to hang on the wall. The Illuminated Cross gets it's name from the fiery hand carved tips, each flamed tip is hand-painted with a mixture of colors from fiery red, that fades to orange, then yellow.
Available in 3 sizes, each Illuminated cross is embellished with a varying amount of genuine Milagro charms. These small metal medallions are fastened to the front of the cross by hand and hammer.This carving and all other designs part of the Milagros Collection are 100% handmade both the amount and types of Milagro charms found on each carved cross will vary from piece to piece.
Dimensions | Milagro charm count.
Large 14"h x 1.5"thick x 10"w | 40 to 50 Milagro Charms
Medium 10"h x 1"thick x 6"w | 30 to 40 Milagro Charms
Small 8"h x 1"thick x 5"w | 20 to 30 Milagro Charms
About our Milagros Collection.
Artifacts hand carved by artisans, from sacred hearts & crosses to Santos sculptures & mini Treasure Chests. Each unique design is hand carved from Avocado wood, & hand painted in rich colors. Authentic Milagro charms are hand hammered onto each carving in specific patterns. This Milagros Carving will not only add a touch of cultural beauty to your home it will also inspire creativity in your life. These small metal medallions called "Milagros" are fastened to the front of the cross by hand and hammer. This carving and all other designs part of the Milagros Collection are 100% handmade both the amount and types of Milagro charms found on each carved cross will vary from piece to piece.
About the miracle charms called Milagros.
The english word literally means “Miracle”, these small charm are thought to have originated with the ancient Iberians who inhabited the coastal regions of Spain 2000 - 3000 B.C.. Mini metal medallions made in endless shapes and sizes, each figure has a different meaning and are usually made from alpaca or tin. For century’s through-out Latin America people of faith have used Milagros as votive offerings to mend or heal ailments, they represent a prayer for "assistance" with difficulties in their daily lives. We have fused these "divine charms" with various carved wood sculptures, crosses, hearts, and accessories.