Lupita NAJACO Mexican Ceramic Doll/Figurine Gorditas Metate Turquoise
- "Lupita" Najaco Ceramic Doll Gorditas, Turquoise Skirt
- The figurine is 11-1/2" tall
- 6" wide (at the base).
- She is 4" wide (shoulder to shoulder)
- This ceramic doll is made by a family in Tonala, Mexico.
- This doll is making Gorditas, a type of Tortilla, on a Metate or grinding stone.
- A Gordita is a flatbread made from cornmeal and stuffed with meat, cheese, vegetables, or a sweet filling.
- The Turquoise skirt has a hand painted shepherd on the front.
- Her hair is in Two Pony Tails with Flowers.
- Each doll is hand painted and signed by a Mexican artisan.
Lupita is a typical name in Mexico, thus the name Lupita was given to each figurine.
- The family proudly manufactures each figurine and is painted by hand.
Najaco dolls are made in Tonalá, Jalisco. in 1992, the family was looking for a way to depict Mexican people's daily chores (especially women) in their typical outfits.
- Each figurine shows a woman either selling nopales (cactus), selling apples, vegetables, flowers, birds, Charras and Charros, shepherds or the traditional pulquero.
- In short, typical women/men doing their chores from the past and even now. Each doll is a model of Mexican women's/men 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.