Lupita Ceramic Doll Pinata NAJACO Mexico Folk Art Mustard

$ 58.99
  • "Lupita" Najaco Ceramic Doll With Traditional Star Pinata, Mustard skirt
  • Tall- 11 1/2"
  • Wide- 4" (Shoulder to shoulder).
  • Base- 6 3/4" x 4 1/4"(at the base).

  • This ceramic doll is made by the Arana family in Tonala, Mexico.
  • The doll/figurine is carrying a Traditional Star Pinata.
  • The skirt is painted a lovely Mustard color with 2 boys swinging at a Pinata.

  • This doll has Two Looped Braids with flowers in her hair.

  • When the Spanish conquered America they realized that the indigenous population had a similar tradition. The Aztecs would fill a clay jar with offerings and decorate it with colorful feathers. They would break the jug in celebration of the Aztec God of War Huitzilopochtli.
  • When the piñatas were broken the treasures would fall on to the god’s feet as an offering. Similarly, the Mayans played a game in which the player’s eyes were covered while hitting a suspended clay pot by a string. Thus, the Spanish missionaries used this pre-existing tradition to instill a religious conversion.

  • Lupita or Lupito is a typical name in Mexico, thus the name Lupita/Lupito was given to each figurine.

  • Najaco dolls are made in Tonalá, Jalisco. in 1992, the family was looking for a way to depict Mexican people doing daily chores (especially women) while in their typical outfits.

  • 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.

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