What could be sweeter than a hand-made heart? Here one is seen sitting on top of its hand-made red box. These were inspired by milagros found at the Basilica de la Soledad in Oaxaca, Mexico. Each is unique and is stitched and beaded by women in Yjutlan, near Oaxaca. Fabric remnants are recycled from other work to create these small wonders.
LACMA's collections include almost 90 examples of Spanish Colonial art. Milagros, "miracles," are religious folk charms that can be offered to a saint when a miracle is needed, or in thanks for one that has happened.
- Each heart is unique
- Approximately 1-1/4 x 1 inches
- Not suitable for children under 5 years of age