Hand Made Black Wax Hand Milagro

Hand Made Black Wax Hand Milagro

30.00

This milagro is for protection of the hands is handcrafted from pure, fragrant beeswax, dyed a rich black. it is perfect for an artist or builder, or someone who is good with their hands.

Size: about 5in. x6in.

These milagros are hand-carved, molded and then poured with beeswax and carved some more. They are lightweight, so they can be easily hung with a small nail.

Milagros - also known as an ex-voto, dijes, or promesas - are religious folk charms that are traditionally used for healing purposes and as votive offerings in Mexico, the southern United States, other areas of Latin America, and parts of the Iberian peninsula. They are frequently attached to altars, shrines, and sacred objects found in places of worship. In Spanish, the word milagro literally means miracle or surprise.

Heather O’Shaughnessy is an American artist currently residing in Saint Louis, Missouri. She works across disciplines as a sculptor, illustrator and ceramic artist, and spent the last 5 years teaching ceramic sculpture on the Hawaiian islands. She works primarily in porcelain and wax and regularly participates in exhibitions throughout the United States. She developed her process with wax through trial and error, an endeavor which involves sculpting, mold making, casting, carving and painting, and shares this technique with others through wax-focused workshops. She periodically releases collections of miniature wax sculptures in limited editions.

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