Lupita Doll Pinata Royal Blue Skirt NAJACO Ceramic Mexican Folk Art
- "Lupita" Najaco Ceramic Doll With Traditional Star Pinata, Royal Blue 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 Royal Blue with 2 Boys swinging at a Pinata, painted on her apron.
- This doll has her hair in Two Long Braids with Bows and flowers in her hair.
- The Pinata was introduced by the Spanish Catholics and the interpretation of the piñata rested on the struggle of man against temptation. The seven points represent the seven deadly sins. The pot represents evil and the seasonal fruit and candy inside the temptations of evil. The person with the stick is blindfolded to represent faith. The turning, singing and shouting represent the disorientation that temptation creates. These interpretations were given to the piñata for catechism purposes. As the participant beats the piñata, it is supposed to represent the struggle against temptation and evil. When the piñata breaks, the treats inside then represent the rewards of keeping the faith. However, since that time the piñata has all but lost its religious significance and has become popular in many types of celebrations, not just during December's Las Posadas.
- Lupita or Lupito is a typical name in Mexico, thus the name Lupita/Lupito was given to each figurine.
- The family proudly manufactures each figurine and is painted by hand.
- Najaco dolls were began 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 figurine 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.
- In short, typical women or men doing their chores from the past and even now. Each doll is a model of Mexican woman's beauty.
- 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.