Sacred Wooden Heart Milagros
These Mexican carved wooden hearts are covered in milagros. Generally they are a painted wood heart topped by a flame symbolizing the Sacred Heart. Milagro means “miracle,” and the tiny religious charms are typically used to offer thanks or to request spiritual help for a specific problem. Each heart is covered with different kinds of milagros, made of pot metal and hammered onto the wood. Pot metal is a combination of lots of inexpensive metals that are melted together and then placed in a mold to shape them into the milagros. They are a silver or gold color but are not made of silver or gold. A lovely and popular gift.
large - 8" H