Hand carved cultural folk art that will be the center of attention in your home. The Gilded wall hanging crosses available in 3 sizes each is ornately hand carved from Avocado wood, by master wood carvers of Michoacán Mexico. The elegant carved budded tips give this design a genuine old-world / vintage presence. Each budded tip is painted with a gold enamel and finished with a varnish rub. The simple body of the cross is painted in red and also finished with a varnish coating. Each Gilded cross size is embellished with 20 to 50 genuine Milagro charms. No two Milagros Artifacts are ever exactly the same, the very definition of Authentic!
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 translates to “Miracle”, these small charms are thought to have originated with the ancient Iberians who inhabited the coastal regions of Spain 2000 - 3000 B.C.. Milagros are made in endless shapes and sizes, and each figure has a different meaning. For century’s through-out Latin America people of faith have used Milagros as votive offerings to mend or heal one's ailments or pray for "assistance" with other difficulties in their daily lives.