Three Santos for the Season

Santos, literally “saints” in Spanish, represent a centuries-old tradition of religious devotion practiced by Latino artisans. Here are three, handcarved and painted by Puerto Rican native, Carlos Santiago Arroyo of Amherst. You can see them by visiting the “Sacred Expressions” room of the exhibition, Keepers of Tradition: Art and Folk Heritage in Massachusetts at the National Heritage Museum in Lexington.

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