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When the Conquistadors came to the Americas, they brought with them many of the traditions of Spain, specially those having to do with religion. It was customary in Colonial homes to have a niche in the wall, or a "nicho" featuring the image of a saint, which would bless the house. These could be carved into a wall, or could be made of tin and hung on a wall. So, a nicho is essentially a recessed frame which holds either a figure or an image of a particular saint.
Eye in Hand Shrine but add finger puppets
Mano Poderoso-- The Powerful Hand
Mexican folk art shrine RESEARCH ''SACRED HEART SHRINES'' super cool website
Reliquary Santon class | Flickr – Compartilhamento de fotos!
shrine - oh my godness, that's mine, what a thing to stumble upon it on pinterest :) Fun!
Paper banner - cut out up top of picture- research
Alters are as personal and unique as those who create them.
would love this with a row of bells on the bottom
Mother Mary speaks to me in words of wisdom Let it be.
Alter with sacred objects filled with meaning for the creator of it.
Colorful Art 2 by JRErickson, via Flickr
Altars: Ornate #Altar.
LOVE this... don't know that I would call it pagan or witchy, per se, however, maybe... because I have similar items and I call myself witchy and pagan.
that's a lovely niche. very nicely done
That is a Mexican Catholic Nicho
Yes! I'm in the process of reorganizing my "saint stuff", but I have a couple of nichos. :). Have a blessed day!
Pretty corner for devotion
I love the idea of using a deep set of shelves for a multi-level altar.