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Lupita Doll Pitaya Basket Purple Skirt Ceramic Mexican Folk Art

$ 58.99
  • "Lupita" Najaco Ceramic Doll with Basket of Pitaya/Dragon Fruit, Purple Skirt
  • The figurine is 11-1/2" tall
  • 6" wide (at the base).
  • She is 4" (Shoulder to shoulder).
  • The doll/figurine is carrying a basket of pitayas or dragon fruit.
  • A pitaya or pitahaya is the fruit of several cactus species indigenous to the Americas. Pitaya usually refers to fruit of the genus Stenocereus, while pitahaya or dragon fruit refers to fruit of the genus Hylocereus.
  • The skirt is painted a beautiful purple with a man Harvesting pitayas.
  • This doll has her hair in a Bun with Flowers.
  • This ceramic doll is made by the Arana family in Tonala, Mexico.
  • Lupita is a typical name in Mexico, thus the name Lupita was given to each figurine.
  • The family proudly manufactures each figurine and  is painted by hand.
  • Najaco were born 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.

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