January 21, 2016
"LUPITA" a doll depicting the Mexican woman in many aspects of life
This ceramic doll is made by a family in Tonala, Mexico. Lupita is a typical name in Mexico and the name is given to each figurine. The family proudly manufactures each figurine by hand and paints them by hand.
Najaco were born in Tonalá, Jalisco in 1992. At the beginning, the family was looking for a way to depict Mexican people's daily chores (especially women) while in their typical outfits. Each figurine shows a woman either going to cut nopals, a seller of apples, vegetables, flowers, birds, the shepherd or the traditional pulquero, thus showing the beauty of the streets of a town.