This flaming heart ex-voto has a beautiful jagged halo around it. It is made of a lightweight metal that has been distressed with dark antiqued gold/brass paints and finish, complete with 'verdigris patina'. Stamped in the center is a subtle Monogram of Mary, surrounded by a floral design. It's perfectly imperfect, to authenticate an old, antique folk piece made purely by hand. "Cachette" is French for 'hiding place'. This ex-voto opens to reveal a space that will hold keepsakes, prayers, love letters, or a tiny rosary.
**Note that these are stock photos. Each of these primitive ex-voto hearts has been hand forged/cut and is thus unique. In addition, each is hand finished, so the patina too may vary from one cachette to another. They are rustic in nature, and gaps may appear where the heart closes together.
Keep in mind with small items (locks of hair, small photos, thin jewelry, etc.) you may wish to keep in it that this cachette is not airtight.
This ex-voto is small enough that it will also look good hanging on the neck of a larger Santos doll (We recommend 23" and up).
Entire piece measures 5 inches tall by 4 inches wide.