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Hand painted magnets

Hand painted magnets

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Local artisan, Yara Sevilla, makes these hand painted beauties. Each item is painted with acrylic, water resistant paint on higüero (which roughly translates to the fruit of the fig tree). In the back, there is a small magnet attached. 

This is a painting of our vejigante. This version of the vejigante mask is more common in the South, where it has been a tradition to wear them for the last 300 years. The origins of the tradition go back to 12th century medieval Spain. The costumes represented the evil Moors who were defeated by St. James and people dressed as these "demons" to honor this Saint. This is a beautiful part of the mix between our African and Spanish heritage. 

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