Lupita Doll Sitting Pitaya Basket Purple Skirt Ceramic Mexican Folk Art
- "Lupita" Najaco Ceramic Doll Basket of Pitaya, Seated in Equipal Chair, Purple Skirt
- The figurine is 9-1/2" tall.
- She is 4 1/2" (shoulder to shoulder)
- It is 5 1/2" wide
- This ceramic doll is made by the Arana family in Tonala, Mexico.
- This doll is a female sitting on a chair holding a Basket of Pitaya (Dragon Fruit).
- A pitaya or pitahaya is the fruit of several different cactus species native to the Americas.
- The artisan painted the apron with a man harvesting the pitaya.
- Her skirt is painted a gorgeous Purple.
- 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.