SilverCrow Creations - Nichos (Shadowboxes, Retablos & Dream Boxes, too!)
Looking for MILAGROS? or SHRINE SUPPLIES?
Tinsmithing in Mexico dates back to Spanish colonial days. SilverCrow's nichos are all made in Mexico of tin and have either a burnished, brushed or aged finish. Wooden nichos are also part of the Latin Heritage. Many of the Dia de los Muertos Offrendas (Day of the Dead Altars) include wooden nichos - almost like a diorama of loved ones captured in a special moment - in the kitchen, at the barbershop, at a favorite outdoor area, etc.
Traditionally, nichos are used as shrines for favorite or patron saints or other honored religious figures. Nichos are also typically used to protect special treasures or pictures of loved ones. The niche is a 3-dimensional recessed shadow-box in the center of the nicho, that is protected by a hinged glass door.
Each of SilverCrow's nichos is hand-made with care and awaits your treasures. So, no two of the nichos are alike. Make them even more distinctive by accenting the glass doors with painted motifs or small stickers and adding your treasures and mementos inside.
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