• Benito Juarez Fraternal Ribbon

    Benito Juarez Fraternal Ribbon

    Jul 19, 2021

    This is a black fraternal ribbon with silver letters and a picture of Benito Juarez backed by blue ribbon, gold letter, "Sociedad Benito Juarez, Pearsall, Texas, Marzo, 27, de 1902." [...]

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  • Arboles de la Vida

    Arboles de la Vida

    Jul 19, 2021

    This figure, known as a “Tree of life” (Arboles de la Vida) is a papier mache religious sculpture. Typically, these sculptures are painted in bright colors and are adorned with flowers, biblical characters, and skeleton figures. Tree of Life sculptures [...]

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  • Ritual Mask

    Ritual Mask

    Jul 19, 2021

    This ritual mask is made out of wood and is pink and black and has a crown shape. The mask is used for Los Pastores, a morality play that takes place around Christmas time and is about the shepherds' journey [...]

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  • Florencia L. de Garcia Funeral Announcement

    Florencia L. de Garcia Funeral Announcement

    Jul 19, 2021

    This pictorial cloth is a funeral announcement and obituary dating January 4, 1894. "In Memoriam--Mrs. Florencia L. de Garcia." The cloth is white with dark letters and includes a sketch of the departed. [...]

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  • Papel Picado

    Papel Picado

    Jul 19, 2021

    These tissue cut-outs, known as “papel picado” (punched paper) are made from fine colored tissue paper cut into various shapes, possibly related to the Dios de los Muertos celebrations. [...]

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  • Branding Iron

    Branding Iron

    Jul 19, 2021

    This Mexican branding Iron from La Sirena. This branding iron was forged by hand and is the combination of two letters, the letter 'P' and the letter 'S'. The end of the letter 'S' is stopped with an arrow, the [...]

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