About the 'Black Madonna' Retablo Plaque
Long a popular folk art form in colonial Spanish and Mexican culture, retablos are devotional paintings depicting divine icons and symbols, particularly Catholic patron saints. Chosen as representations and guardians of particular occupations and life situations, patron saints are often turned to in times of need or to express gratitude for a blessing. Displayed in homes to honor the saint or given as gifts of fortune and inspiration, retablos reflect a beloved historical tradition and cultural artistry.
Made by hand in New Mexico, this retablo plaque honors the Black Madonna. An original design by the artist, her art print is decoupaged upon hand-carved pine wood in traditional form. The reverse side includes a hole for hanging and a story of the black Madonnas.
Statues and images of the black Madonna are found throughout the world, particularly in European nations. The statues are often revered by religious pilgrims and many have miracles associated with them. There are different types of black Madonnas. Though some are created to represent the indigenous people of a region, most are darkened by centuries of candle soot. The darkness has become significant to many. While some believe the darkness is an intention connection to Egyptian icons, many believe her darkness represents the deepest mystery of the divine. Darkness is the brightest light humans cannot see. She is the sorrowful mother who receives our pain.
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~ Handmade in the USA ~
|size:||3.25" wide x 7.3" high x 0.75" thick|
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