Mexican Wood and Tin Hand
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Common across Latin America, this metal charm known as a 'Milagro', often depicts figures, body parts or animals, are open to interpretation depending on the person or the occasion. The milagro of the hand might represent a hand itself and some condition associated with it. It could also represent one’s strength, one’s ability to work. It might represent an embrace, and physical demonstrations of affection that involve embracing.
The word milagro translates to 'miracle'. Traditionally they were used as part of a religious ceremony whereby the believer would pray to one of the sacred symbols or associated Saint. Once the prayer has been answered, the believer will make a pilgrimage to the relevant site or church with the milagro, which they would leave there as a sign of devotion. In Mexico this process is referred to as a “Manda” .
Milagros are often carried for good luck and protection or as a reminder of gratitude - they make beautiful gifts and are special pieces to have in your home.
17cm (H) x 10.5cm (W)
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