Colorful Tin Hanging Pinata Mexican Folk Art Handmade/Painted Collectible Decor #5
- Colorful Tin Hanging Pinata
- Height- 7 1/2" (including handle)
- Width- 8"
- This colorful tin pinata are made Jalisco, Mexico.
- The Mexican artisans hand cut and hand paint each pinata.
- The artisans also include bright ribbons at the end of each cone.
- You can add a LED lights or battery operated candles inside the hanging pinata.
- To celebrate the birthday of the Aztec god of war, Huitzilopochtli, priests placed a clay pot on a pole in the temple at year’s end. Colorful feathers adorned the richly decorated pot, filled with tiny treasures.
- When it was broken with a stick or club, the treasures fell to the feet of the god’s image as an offering.
- The Mayans, great lovers of sport, also played a game where the player’s eyes were covered while hitting a clay pot suspended by string.
- At the beginning of the 14th century the Spanish missionaries to North America used the piñata to attract converts to their ceremonies.
- However the indigenous peoples already had a similar tradition.
- The missionaries ingeniously transformed these games for religious instruction. They covered the traditional pot with colored paper, giving it an extraordinary, perhaps fearful appearance.
- The original & traditional piñata has seven points symbolizing the seven deadly sins: envy, sloth, gluttony, greed, lust, anger/wrath, and pride. The ten pointed piñata symbolizes the sins that come from breaking the Ten Commandments.
- The stick which is used to break the pinata represents and symbolizes love. It is supposed to destroy the sins by hitting and breaking the pinata into pieces. The candies and treats that come pouring out from the broken piñata symbolize the forgiveness of sins and a new beginning.
- Now the pinatas are used for fun, especially during parties and celebrations.
- These Pinatas can be used all year round.
- What a great gift to yourself or someone special.