Wooden Framed Retablo of a “Moon Goddess/Moon Mother” 26023

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A 13” tall hand-painted and framed wooden retablo with a center image of a woman in the moon.

Retablos are painted depictions of important religious or notable icons (like Milagro shapes) and are found throughout the Americas as well as Europe.  Nichos are wooden frames or boxes – much like a shadow box – which is used to either frame an iconic image or to serve as a mini-altar.

Our nicho-style retablo is carved from wood with a one-inch deep frame just deep enough to hold tiny offerings such as Milagros, photos or religious medals. 

The interior of the nicho features a hand-painted and beautifully decorated version of a “moon goddess” or “moon mother.”  In much of Mexico and Latin America not only is the moon considered female, but a source of calm and reflection, mysterious power and a catalyst for dreams. 

Vibrant colors were used on this hand-crafted folk art piece including orange, yellow, turquoise, soft blue and red.

It measures 13” in height, 6” in width and is ready to hang.