Over the years Lorenz and I have kept a few pieces that have some personal significance. Pictured below is one I kept and is quite a few years old. Everything evolves and changes and so do we! teresadelrito.com
For over twenty years our Teresa del Rito business has been creating crosses. Over those years I have read, as well as thought, a great deal about the symbolic meaning of the cross. The basic shape of the cross has been around since prehistoric times and can be found in [...]
Square Bottom Medallion Cross This large, decorative Southwest cross, painted blue to ward off “evil spirits,” captures the nuance of ethnic Northern New Mexico culture. This cross is accented with a rosette set on a retablo. This cross is one of a limited edition. Because the papers used in its creation are unique and originate from paper collections found all over the world, only a limited number of this cross, pictured here, can be produced.
Barn Wood Flower Dangle Cross This brilliantly painted handcrafted ethnic cross, is inspired by the many festivals that can still be experienced each summer on plazas across the Southwest. It is a reminder of the festive ambiance and the wonderful singing and dancing that takes place there.
Designer Crosses This is a beautiful, ethnic Southwest cathedral cross exquisitely embellished thereby creating a stunning rendition of a traditional shape. It features a cathedral rose. This cross is one of a limited edition. Because the papers used in its creation are unique and originate from paper collections found all over the world, only a limited number of this cross, pictured here, can be produced. When it is no longer available, we will replace it with a different version.
This is a cross fashioned in the the “old style” we are calling Vintage. It looks much like many of the crosses that we created 20 years ago with a little flying cherub figure. It has the old ethnic qualities found in the historic Southwest religious artifacts.
This cathedral shaped cross, featuring an image of Saint Michael, reminds us just a bit of the beauty of a stained glass window. Rich in pattern and pleasing in design it can be a significant addition to any cross collection or it can stand alone to enhance a space. The brightly colored, richly patterned papers used on these products are unique and originate from paper collections found all over the world. Like the products themselves, they are essentially one of a kind. Whereas the design…