These are photos I took while there, permission was asked from each vendor and spirit and appropriate offerings were left;
This was a huge Santa Muerte, probably 6 feet tall, at Green and White Grocery. Santa Muerte is a very predominant spirit in Austin and she is heavily reprsented. The owner here was very nice and let me roam the store, even behind counters, as I pleased. I picked up several items here including a new large High John root and a Santa Muerte statue. Notice the dollar bills someone carfully folded into octagons and placed in her eye sockets as well as her scales of justice and balance.
A large Saint Joseph statue was also present.
Nino de Atocha was almost as heavily present and represented in Austin as Santa Muerte.
Saint Jude was also very popular in Austin, many candles and statues of him were available as well as large shrines like this. This statue is about 5 foot tall.
The Virgin of Guadelupe was popular as well, as she is a highly traditional and iconnic figure in Mexican history and belief.
Another, smaller Santa Muerte. About 3 feet tall. She was created from clear resin and filled with lucky rice, seeds and curios! I was enthralled with this representation. This one was covered in money and cigarettes, a common offering to her.
Another Nino de Atocha. You can see the large amount of coins and dollars placed around this one.
Beautiful Passion Vines grew along the roadsides. The Pass Vine represents the Passion of the Christ.The colors vary from deep purple (the color of Orthodox priests’ vestments during the Great Lent) to scarlet red, yet the numerical constituents remain the same: 10 petals (5 petals and 5 sepals identical in shape and color), 1 column, 72 corona filaments, 5 anthers, 3 stigmas.
A lovely stencil painting on the outside door of a restaraunt representing the Vigin of Guadelupe. I wish this was on my fence! I may try to find a way to that actually...
An old church icon of Christ.
A smaller relic of the Nino de Atocha.
Painting of Christ.
Antique condition oil bottles from the 1930's. I purchased the "Drawing" bottle for my own collection.