This wooden ornament is handcrafted in Bosque Farms, New Mexico, by local artist Carolyn Johnson. She has modeled 65 different churches into little wooden ornaments. Each one is extremely detailed to show the unique details of the church.
The Santuario de Chimayo church is known for its healing dirt and is a historical place of pilgrimage and worship in New Mexico. Every Easter, thousands flock to the Santuario in the small town of Chimayo, sometimes walking hundreds of miles, just to be within its healing walls. Keep a little bit of the healing spirit with you through this little ornament.