Milagros, meaning miracles in Spanish, are religious folk charms found in many areas of Latin America and Southern United States. They are used to seek help or protection from a higher being. Each Milagro is specially made for a unique purpose so there are a variety of shapes, representing body parts, animals and other objects.
The use of Milagros is an ancient tradition. You will find ancient Milagros much like this one in historical museums. This oxidized copper hammered Milagro is handcrafted in special molds by artisans in Peru and are votive offerings to ask for healing in the Catholic Church.