Made from simple tin, these lightweight ornaments speak to a long-standing tradition in Mexico that stretches as far back as the 1500s. Known as hojalata, this process was historically employed to create intricate frames for religious iconography, however today you can find a diverse offering of products. This charming piece is handmade by our artisan partners and features gorgeous hand-hammered details, along with wings that fold down for easy shipping.
This family of master artisans have been working with tin in Southern Mexico for over three generations. While they have incorporated in some modern conveniences, on the whole they use the same rustic tools that have been a part of this making process for centuries.
Approximately 7cm long x 4cm tall (2 ¾“ long x 1 ½ “ tall)
This piece can be wiped clean and polished with a dry cloth. In order to keep the piece from rusting, it should not be left in moisture for an extended period of time.
Given the nature of handmade, sizes and colors may vary slightly from the featured product image. These are heirloom-quality handmade works that are meant to last for years, and be passed down through the generations. This price is for one single ornament, which comes with an ivory ribbon for hanging.
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