Lupita w/ Pan Dulce

Item Number: NAJ123

$59.95

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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Born in the 1800s, Lupita dolls were originally made of paper mache as a substitute for more expensive porcelain dolls, and are a traditional Mexican handicraft still created today by a handful of artists.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 Pan Dulce
Lupita with Pan Dulce
11 1/2"H x 6 1/2"W x 6"D
Item #: NAJ123
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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2019-09-26 14:29:00 I’ve been purchasing from la fuente for several years. 5
  by Ramona C.; Manteca, CA on September 26, 2019
I’ve been purchasing from la fuente for several years. Good quality and beautiful products. Great Customer service if something is back ordered and they always take care in packing things so they get to you without damage. I purchased the Lupita doll for a dear friend. I have one myself and we both love them. I’m glad to also support these wonderful artists and craftsmen who produce the products. Thank you La fuente! Ps I loved when you had pottery from Nicaragua

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