In Spanish, the word "milagros”
literally means "miracle” or "surprise”.
The use of "milagros” is a
folk custom in parts of North, Central, and South America, and it is claimed
that the custom is traceable to ancient Iberians
who inhabited the coastal regions of Spain. Although the custom
is not as prevalent as it once was, the use of milagros or ex-votos,
continues to be a part of folk culture throughout rural areas of Spain—particularly Andalusia,
Catalonia and Majorca.
Our one-of-a-kind milagros are
designed and created by Stephanie Grimassi
can be used to assist in focusing attention towards the desire for all
of the "good things” that life offers.
The milagros charms can
represent aspects of your life as you see them.
The "heart” for love. The "car” for travel or keeping your
transportation in good keep. The "ear” for good listening or health of hearing.
Each charm can be defined by you.
Milagros come in a variety of shapes and dimensions and are fabricated from
many different materials, depending on local customs. For example, they might
be nearly flat or fully three dimensional; and they can be constructed from
gold, silver, tin, lead, wood, bone, or wax.
Wood Plaque is 7" x 5"