Good Shepherd and Sun Cross
This beauitful cross of Good Shepherd and Sun was hand painted in El Salvador. It features an image of Jesus the Good Shepherd with a lamb across his shoulders. He is surrounded by sheep and the sun at the top of the cross shines in rays down upon him. Each cross is brightly coloured however, colours will vary between crosses as they are individually handpainted.
The El Salvador articles come from the village of La Palma, in the mountains near the Honduras border. Pine trees grow everywhere.
It began when an artist, Fernando Llort, settled there with his wife’s family and began painting on the seed of the copinal tree, a local fruit tree. Other villagers came to watch and asked to be taught. From that grew a whole industry.
The men cut the pine and shape it, the designs are screen printed on and then go to many of the homes to be painted. The whole family becomes involved.
Size: 20cm H