The hand-stamped tin décor is popular Mexican Folk Art that dates to colonial times. The artform is called “hojalata” in Mexico. Creating the pieces involves patience and skill. An artisan will sit at an anvil using a hammer and metal stamps to methodically punch and pierce the designs into the sheets of metal. The stamps have a range of designs from geometric to petals which come together to create beautiful patterns. The metal is then twisted and fabricated into lanterns, trays, and other beautiful home décor items. Each piece has a beautiful bronze patina that’s achieved through an oxidization process. The rustic finish may show some signs of rust; this is to be celebrated and a part of the rustic art. When illuminating the lanterns, the light shines through and casts beautiful patterns across a room.
Measurement: approximately 6 inches tall and 3.75 inch diameter.
Use: Candle holder, flower vase (place glass water jar in bottom), or pen holder.