Before there was a Santa Claus in Puerto Rico, the Three Kings brought children their gifts for Christmas. A favorite theme among many santeros, wooden Three Kings like these are displayed all year. Made by Ponce artisans. Colors willvary. Wood. Hand-made and hand-painted in Puerto Rico. Piece is signed by the artist. 6 1/2" H including the base (7 3/4" across and almost 3 inches deep).
In Puerto Rico, the Wise Men travel on horses. These sets of Kings is made by José, Hector Orta of Ponce, PR, sons of master carvers Domingo Orta and Santia Orta. Additional Views: