Exvoto is a Spanish word meaning votive offering. In Mexico, an exvoto is most commonly a personal thank you note to a Virgin or Saint, often taking the form of folk art. In most cases, the exvoto explains why the giver is giving thanks In many cases, they tell a very touching personal story. The personal story is what makes them so fascinating. The exvoto is most often left at a church altar. They are very public, yet very personal.
This Ex-voto is a felt piece with a plastic exvoto card, it comes with a virgin medal and a leather lace to make a beatifull "relicario".