Lupita Doll Sitting Apple Basket Plum Dress Ceramic Mexican Folk Art
- "Lupita" Najaco Ceramic Doll Sitting w Basket of Apples, Plum Skirt.
- The figurine is 9 1/2" tall.
- She is 3 1/2" (shoulder to shoulder)
- It is 6" across.
- This ceramic doll is made by the Arana family in Tonala, Mexico.
- This doll is a female sitting in an Equipal Chair carrying a woven basket full of apples.
- Equipales (Mexican leather chairs) are pre-Hispanic style Mexican furniture. The word equipal comes from the Aztec word icpalli, which means “place to sit” in Nahuatl, the ancient Aztec language. Equipales are made of pig skin, rose wood, and sweet wood.
- The skirt is a lovely Plum Color with a beautiful hand painting of a man picking apples.
- 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.