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Lupita Najaco Ceramic Figurine/Doll Gorditas on Metate Mexican Folk Art Purple

$ 58.99
  • Tall- 11 3/4"
  • Wide- 6" (measured at base).
  • She is 4" (shoulder to shoulder).

  • This lovely Lupita Najaco Ceramic Doll is making gorditas on the metate or grinding Stone with ground corn.

  • The skirt is painted a lovely purple. She has a coiled braid on the back of her head, along with flowers in her hair.

  • The figurine has an apron showing a woman making gorditas.
  • A gordita in Mexican cuisine is a pastry made with masa and stuffed with cheese, meat, or other fillings. It is similar to the Colombian and Venezuelan arepa. Gordita means "chubby" in Spanish.
  • Lupita is a typical name in Mexico, thus the name Lupita was given to each figurine.

  • Najaco dolls are made in Tonalá, Jalisco by the Arana family.
  • In 1992, the family was looking for a way to depict Mexican people daily chores (especially women) while in their typical outfits.

  • In short, typical women or men doing their chores from the past and even now.
  • 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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