In Mexico these small lead or silver cast figures are used as symbols of one''s prayers. The type of milagro signifies the kind of problem - a desired baby, a pain in the arm or leg, a problem with transportation or a job, whatever the trouble a milagro can be found and placed lovingly on an altar rail. I used to sew them sometimes onto small quilts. They can often found at bead shops in the US or in Mexico. Here they are framed as a small collection, watched over by a loving angel.