Vintage Torso Milagro
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Vintage Torso Milagro

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Vintage torso milagro. 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. Torso milagros can have many meanings and may refer to the internal or external parts of the body, including the heart, lungs, liver etc.

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Torso is approximately 1.25" long x 1" wide.

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Vintage Torso Milagro
Vintage Torso Milagro
Vintage Torso 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 or given in thanks for the cure.