Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Devine Face's of Mexico

Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

Wood carving from Mainland México, on doors in Baja Ca Sur.
I love the texture and old feeling of these wood carvings...
They seem antique though they may have been carved more recently. 
There is much symbolism with Our Lady de Guadalupe.
Her shawl has the cosmic constellations of the northern and southern hemispheres.
The neck ornament show a 'flor de cuatro pétalos' which is a universal symbol
of the four directions/elements in nature, with the space element in the middle.
She is radiating light in her aura, like the sun and moon which shine.
The crown symbolizes qualities of mind and a natural noble protection.
She is pregnant with new life and is standing on a crescent new moon.
An angel child flies at her feet to hold the moon in its hands.

Santa María de Guadalupe