Lupita Najaco Ceramic Figurine/Doll Gorditas on Metate Yellow Mexican Folk Art
- Beautiful Lupita Figurine
- Tall- 11 3/4"
- Wide- 6" (measured at base).
- She is 4" (shoulder to shoulder).
- This lovely Lupita Najaco Ceramic Doll is making gorditas on the metate or grinding stone with ground corn.
- The skirt is painted a lovely yellow. She has her hair in a Braid Wrapped around her head with Flowers.
- The figurine has an apron showing a woman making gorditas.
- A gordita in Mexican cuisine is a pastry made with masa and stuffed with cheese, meat, or other fillings. It is similar to the Colombian and Venezuelan arepa. Gordita means "chubby" in Spanish.
- Lupita is a typical name in Mexico, thus the name Lupita was given to each figurine.
- Najaco dolls are made in Tonalá, Jalisco by the Arana family.
- In 1992, the family was looking for a way to depict Mexican people doing daily chores (especially women), while in their typical outfits.
- In short, typical women or men doing their chores from the past and even now.
- This folk art is full of colored detail. Each doll is molded, afterward each figurine is hand painted by artisans.
- Please note: these figurines are individually hand made & painted and will have slight variations one to another.