Vintage Tin Female Genitalia Milagro

Vintage Tin Female Genitalia Milagro

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Hand cut and poked tin milagros from Mexico – talismans for luck and protection. Milagros in the shape of specific body parts are generally a prayer or offering for protection or to heal an ailment of that specific area of the body. The vagina milagro is for general protection, a wish for someone suffering from cancer or other ailments of the reproductive system, and as a talisman for women trying to conceive.

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Milagros are approximately 2" across.

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Vintage Tin Female Genitalia Milagro
Vintage Tin Female Genitalia Milagro

MILAGROS OR "MIRACLES"

In Spanish, milagro means "miracle" or "surprise". An ancient custom in the Hispanic world, the use of these tiny offerings is traceable to the Iberians of the coastal regions of Spain between the fifth and first centuries before Christ. Made of various materials, they were attached to statues of saints or to the walls of churches as a reminder of a need or in gratitude for a prayer answered. Milagros in the shape of specific body parts are generally a prayer or offering to heal an ailment of that specific area of the body.