Patron Saint Retablo Plaque – St Gertrude of Nivelles – Ad
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Long a popular folk art form in colonial Spanish and Mexican culture, retablos are devotional paintings depicting divine icons and symbols, particularly Catholic patron saints. Chosen as representations and guardians of particular occupations and life situations, patron saints are often turned to in times of need or to express gratitude for a blessing. Displayed in homes to honor the saint or given as gifts of fortune and inspiration, retablos reflect a beloved historical tradition and cultural artistry. Made by hand in New Mexico, this retablo plaque honors St Gertrude of Nivelles. An original design by the artist, her art print is decoupaged upon carved pine wood in traditional form. The reverse side includes a hole for hanging on the wall and a story of the saint’s life.
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