Milagros are religious folk charms that are traditionally used for healing purposes and as votive offerings in Mexico as well as in the southern United States and of Latin America. They are frequently attached to altars, shrines and sacred objects found in places of worship. Milagros come in a variety of shapes and dimensions and are fabricated from many different materials. In Spanish, the word Milagro literally means miracle or surprise.
A Milagro body part, such as a leg, might be used as part of a prayer or vow for the improvement of a leg. Similarly, a heart might represent ideas as diverse as a heart condition, even romance, or a number of other interpretations.
Material: Wood carving and Metal Milagros
7"H x 6"W