Friday, December 7, 2012

Holy Family Art from El Salvador, Central America

 There's a little town in the Central American country of El Salvador where artists turn out amazing works of art.

It's called La Palma. 

We went there one time, so  long ago. 

The ride up to the town covered some very steep terrain with rather petrifying drops but it was worth it.

When I saw the painting-on-wood of the  Holy Family, shown in this post, I loved it.

The figures are actually carved out of the wood. 

The colors, once very dazzling, are muted a bit by the passage of time. 

It's traveled with us from Central America to several locations in the States, including a dozen or so years in Arizona, and has now come home to New England for good.

Isn't it unique?  I had my hubs put it up in the kitchen this year, under the Coca Cola case knick knack rack.

The three brightly painted wooden letters that spell out "joy,"  on the top of the knick knack rack, were also painted in El Salvador. 



Chatty Crone said...

I like your art from different places and Central America. They are very bright and beautiful and I bet you do have the best memories - they have traveled every where with you.

And yes I have been to Europe twice and I do have items from those countries. I need to blog about that come January.

Love, sandie

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Very pretty! I do love all the colors from South America. My girlfriend brought back a nativity scene from New Mexico for me that is so lovely and unique. Wishing you a wonderful day. Tammy

Bookie said...

These are very different...I do like ethnic touches that are different than my usual mind set!

Ruth Kelly said...

They are lovely.

Nellie said...

A very meaningful momento of time spent in El Salvador!

Dee said...

Impressive....I do not have art from other countries...I have only been to Canada :) I travel and enjoy art like yours by visiting my blogger friends.♥

diane.stetson said...

I have a wooden manger set that someone carved which is quite unique but he was from the USA. Your piece from El Salvador is very very colorful and joyful looking.

Merlesworld said...

I don't have anything from the rest of the world for christmas, I once had some outside solar lights from New Zealand that we hung up at christmas time but they fell apart a couple of years back, they were 8 round balls that kept changing colour every couple of seconds, they were very dramatic and lasted a lot longer than I expected
I love you El Salvador art the colours are great.

Susan said...

I love the bright colors for the holidays and what memorable pieces you have. I bought back a feather tree from Canada when we visited once and I love the unusual color it is too. Happy decorating, XOXO

Trish.. said...

Hi Susan,
I don't Christmas art from South America but I do have a lovely cross decorated like your wooden joy letters. I love it!

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