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Portuguese goods curated by Pedro da Costa Felgueiras

Hollow Wax Lady’s Head

£7.50

At Portugal’s major religious shrines, one of the things you can do to save/fix yourself, or a loved one, is to toss a wax depiction of the affected area into a gigantic cauldron as a fulfilment of a vow or as a plea to for a cure.

With this piece you can ask to be ahead of the game. Or just to go someone’s head, be light headed, optimistic or head over heels in love.

Cast entirely in hollow candle wax they stand out as a very unique decorative piece. When the light is shone through, they seem to become luminous and pleasingly supernatural. We like them purely for their decorative qualities. Handmade by cerieiros, the crafts people that work in the traditional wax workshops which are now becoming so rare. Made from recycled wax collected from churches, monasteries and shrines countrywide. Colour may vary.

Dimensions (L x W x H ) :
(approx.) 150 x 150 x 200 mm

Price per item

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