Lupita Najaco Ceramic Figurine Mexican Espanola Pitaya/Dragon Fruit Mustard
- "Lupita" Najaco Ceramic Figurine, Pitaya Fruit, Espanola Style Mustard Skirt.
- The figurine is 11-1/2" tall
- 6 1/2" 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 Espanola Style Skirt is painted a gorgeous mustard.
- This doll has her hair in Two Long Braids, with yellow bows and Flowers in her hair.
- 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, initialed or signed by artisans.
- Please note: these figurines are individually molded & painted and will have slight variations from one to another.