This is a cheerful piece of wearable art and culture. Featuring iconic Mexican portraits of Frida Kahlo or the Virgin of Guadalupe, this pendant will be the lucky charm of the day. Chain is made with colorful beads made of crystal, clay and straw, and the portraits are adorned with additional glitter and lace as well as luck pendants or “miracles” that are also part of Mexican folk culture.
A little bit more about Frida Kahlo… Frida Kahlo is considered one of the greatest artists in Mexican history. Famous for her paintings of self portraits and classic Mexican scenes, she was a brave woman who challenged the status quo of the time and personified feminism like never before. The figure of Frida has taken force at present due to the recognition of her work and has solidified as an iconic figure in Mexican popular culture.
A little bit more about Our Lady of Guadalupe The culture in Mexico is deeply related to its religion. The Virgin of Guadalupe is the patron saint of Mexico, but her image has crossed the religious field to become a figure that represents an entire Mexican culture.
A little bit about Mexican “miracles” When we talk about Mexican crafts, it is impossible not to combine factors such as religion, pre-Hispanic cultures, paganism and colors in abundance. Mexican miracles are small pieces of goldsmiths that conjugate this reality very well. Originally, they come from the religious field where the believer approached the saints to ask for miracles and in return, they offered little figures referring to the requested miracle. Ailments of the heart, legs, eyes, or hands were offered with figurines and left at the church for the Saint to do the work. In today's Mexican pop culture, these little pieces have become popular and have managed to go beyond their original place to be used to create art, housewares and jewelry.