Lupita Celebrates Corn in Mexican Culture with 3 Beautiful Doll Series!

Maize Mural

Corn is more than a staple in Mexico. Iconic, emblematic and quintessentially Mexican, corn isn't just the primary basis of daily meals. It's a food that is alive with history and imbued with meaning. Here, corn is “the food with which the gods chose to feed mankind." It is a symbol of Mexico itself.
Approximately 10,000 yrs ago the indigenous people of Central Mexico began harvesting and eating the seeds of a wild grass called Teosinte. This grass was quite different from today's corn (Maize). Through thousands of years of cultivation and selecting the best and most productive seeds farmers developed a staple food source that spread across the majority of the continent and beyond.

The first recorded use of tortillas dates to roughly 1,000 BC, and were made from corn. When the Spanish arrived, they discovered native inhabitants like the Aztecs and others all ate some sort of maize bread. From a symbolic perspective, tortillas, especially corn tortillas, are pride-inspiring symbols of the nation and its people. Moreover, tortillas and the corn they are made of are sacred to indigenous Mexicans and serve as a connection between modern-day Mexicans and their ancestors.

Lupita Dolls have a series of Dolls holding Baskets of Fresh Corn, Being ground and formed into Tortillas, and Being made into the tortillas thicker cousin, the Gordita.

Lupita Doll Basket of Corn Fuchsia Skirt Lupita Doll making Tortillas Sky Blue Skirt Lupita Doll with Gorditas Yellow Skirt