In the colonial days, it was customary to carve or hang a niche (or nicho) in the walls of a home featuring the image of a saint to bless the house. Nichos are usually painted with bright colors with a central figure who is honored or remembered, such as saints and folk heroes. They are made of objects that can be easily purchased or scavenged in the home or community; reflecting a personal and humble style. The shadow box may be converted from a cigar box or recycled tin and glass. The borders may include sequins, glitter, and small bric-a-brac like milagro charms, beads and other manufactured and found objects.
This nicho extends the tradition by incorporating the iconic image of Frida Kahlo. Handmade in Mexico.