Now Available in 2 Distinct Presentations - Madonna Wearing Yellow or Madonna Wearing Blue
Originating in the 15 century, the Black Madonna is most often associated with the portrait found in Czestochowa, Poland. Some say that the extraordinary power of the Black Madonna is a strength that is not expressed in portraits of the lighter-skinned Mary, who is most often associated with purity and obedience. While the Madonna is still the Mother of Jesus, the diverse representations are not only images of her likeness, but symbolic of her spirit as well. Others suggest that there is a closer connection between the Czestochowa and the archetypal Earth Mother of many cultures, who intercedes for fertility and transcends both life and death.
Each sheet of 9 fancy cut stickers (whether she is wearing yellow or blue) is accented with metallic highlights. On either style, the images on a sheet are all the same but the stickers are die-cut in several slightly different ways. Each sticker measures 1-3/4 inch high by 1-1/8 inch wide and would make an excellent addition to a shrine or nicho.