Lupita w/ Fruit Basket

Item Number: NAJ103

$59.95

Ships FREE on Orders Over $149

  (3 customer reviews)

Description

Born in the 1800s, Lupita dolls were originally made of paper mache as a substitute for more expensive porcelain dolls, and are a traditional Mexican handicraft still created today by a handful of artists.

The name Lupita is derived from the diminutive of the popular girls' name Guadalupe. Presumably the name was assigned for its ubiquity, as the dolls were toys for the poor and used by children to imitate the chores of the time. Yet every Lupita doll was unique, a result of hundreds of artisan families. Hand-crafted Lupita dolls were sold in Mexico City and other large market places for more than a hundred years. Here they remained popular until the era of plastic toys began.

Today, Lupita dolls are almost entirely decorative. Ceramic and carefully adorned, they've become an item of nostalgia displayed for comfort and good tidings. Yet they still represent the day-to-day routine of Mexico itself, from its tiny pueblos to bustling cities, and thus are significant well beyond a simple child's toy.

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Lupita with Fruit Basket
Lupita with Fruit Basket
11 1/2"H x 6 1/4"W x 6"D
Item #: NAJ103
Eligible for Free Ground Shipping on Orders Over $149.00

Materials

Kiln-fired ceramic pottery decorated with acrylic paint.

Helpful Information

Due to the handmade nature of this item, dress colors and hair styles may vary.

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2020-07-27 16:42:00 Great service! Made the order and it got there in time for a birthday!!!! First time user, will do again!!! 5
  by Ruth D.; Bakersfield, CA on July 27, 2020
Great service! Made the order and it got there in time for a birthday!!!! First time user, will do again!!!
2019-02-03 16:28:00 I was so very happy with my purchase. 5
  by Phyllis M.; Delmar, NY on February 3, 2019
I was so very happy with my purchase. The packaging was the best. All my items arrived in perfect condition.
2018-12-13 14:32:00 I love my Lupita figurine! 5
  by Jasmin M.; Milpitas, CA on December 13, 2018
I love my Lupita figurine! She adorns my kitchen holding her basket of fruit. I bought her because she had something in her basket that I love. Thank you la fuente, I’m never disappointed!

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