No one paints birds and flowers better than Irma! Irma owns a small tienda (store) in the state of Michoacán, Mexico where she paints in the traditional lacquerware designs that her town is famous for. The traditional lacquerware designs consist of birds, monarch butterflies, dragonflies, and floral designs which are typically painted on gourds or wooden boxes. Lucky for us she transforms plain copper pieces into works of art!
Each year, the monarch butterfly migrates south across the US border and arrives in the northeast corner of Michoacan, Mexico. Their arrival is just in time for Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) November 1st and 2nd. Monarchs are believed to usher in the spirits of the departed to visit with family, friends and loved ones during the holiday.
Measures: 2 1/2” (includes ear wire drop)
Material: Copper and acrylic paint
Mixed metal ear wire