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A driving force in folk religion, milagros or ex-votos, are found in cathedrals, humble chapels in rural areas and roadside shrines across Latin America. This book traces the use and artistry of these small objects, which are offered to saints and other popular deities by Latin Americans in return for favours or answered prayers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780890132203
ISBN-10: 0890132208
Format: Paperback
(175mm x 205mm x 11mm)
Pages: 120
Imprint: Museum of New Mexico Press
Publisher: Museum of New Mexico Press
Publish Date: 10-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Martha J. Egan

For three decades, Martha Egan has been an importer and dealer in Latin American folk art and antiques through her Santa Fe business, Pachamama. She has authored two successful non-fiction books, magazine articles, and museum catalogue entries, and writes travel articles for The Santa Fe New Mexican. Raised near Green Bay, Wisconsin, she now resides in rural New Mexico.