Our Lady of Carmel - Virgen del Carmen handmade from the shell of a fruit called Tapara . Created by Venezuelan Artist.


TOTUMO FRUIT Totumo fruit gourds come from a tree that is found from Central America stretching south to the Amazon. During pre-Columbian times, natives like the Mocanas used the husk of the fruit to make canteens called totumas in which they stored milk and water. Today they are valued in the manufacture of handicrafts and musical instruments. We cut, dry, clean, polish, dye and engrave the fruits to make unique pedants, necklaces, earrings and decorative elements.

Nuestra Señora del Carmen is one of the many titles or ad vocations of the Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of Christ. Under this title Mary is patron of the Carmelite Order named after the mount in Palestine where the first chapel dedicated to her was built. According to pious legend she appeared to St. Simon Stock of England in the 13th century and gave him the Carmelite Scapular with promises of special graces and protection to those who wore it faithfully. In sacred art Mary is shown wearing the brown and white habit of the Carmelite Order holding the Christ Child and extending the Carmelite Scapular to souls in Purgatory.

Hand Made and Hand painted by Venezuelan artist.
This piece is carefully hand painted with acrylic paint, giving a form as Virgin Mary , and it is sealed with lacquer. Hand painted with non toxic paint.


► Dimensions: 6 inches height / 4 inches width.

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