Lupita Najaco Ceramic Doll/Chair Hat Mexican Pitaya/Dragon Fruit Yellow
- "Lupita" Najaco Ceramic Figurine Sitting with a Hat
- The figurine is 9-1/4" tall
- 5" x 5 1/4" wide (at the base).
- She is 4" (Shoulder to shoulder).
- This ceramic doll is made by the Arana family in Tonala, Mexico.
- The doll/figurine is carrying a basket with Pitaya or Dragon fruit.
- Pitaya or Dragon Fruit was first discovered in Central America centuries ago and has traveled to all corners of the globe.
- A pitaya or pitahaya is the fruit of several different 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, both in the Cactaceae family.
- The artisan painted the apron with a man harvesting the pitaya.
- Her skirt is painted a gorgeous Yellow color.
- This doll has a hat, a pony tail with flowers and a ribbon in her hair.
- She is also sitting on a ceramic Mexican Equipal Style Chair.
- The Lupita is hand painted by Mexican artisans, Lupita's come in different styles and colors.
- Lupita is a typical name in Mexico, thus the name Lupita 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 colorful details. Each doll is molded, afterward, each figurine is hand painted, signed or initialed by artisans.
- Please note: these figurines are individually hand made & painted and will have slight variations from one to another.