“¡Rest a while, lonesome wayfarer, take this refreshing agave drink and listen to my story! La Rosa del Desierto – the Rose of the Desert; this is the name the Indians gave me when I arrived from Sevilla to the ranchó I inherited from my grandfather. I was gentle and graceful, and my kindness and attentiveness soon won the love of the natives, who were farming my land. As time went by, they regarded me as their protector and saint, especially after I had built a church, a hospital and a school for them. During the big plague epidemic of 1755, I cared for the sick personally until the illness took me to my ancestors. As remembrance, the people built a chapel and a shrine for me; those who wish to be cured come here as pilgrims from all over Mexico. My hands that I used to cool the foreheads of the ill were embalmed after my death, and they are guarded as a holy relic in my chapel. ¡Take me home with you, and your soul will find peace, and illness will never come to you! Vaya con Dios!”
Las Catrinas, these wonderful clay statuettes, are a typical element of Latin-American culture. The artisans form every single clay doll in detail, burn them and finally bring the skeletons but to life by acryl-painting them colorfully. Every statue is a piece of art, guaranteed to bring new color and a touch of real Mexican atmosphere to your home.
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