Guadalupe Hermosillo Escobar

Roof crosses and traditional metal work 

Covid-19 Sale

Av. de la Jardinera 12
Col. Jardines del Valle
San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas
967 678 6631

Guadalupe Hermosillo Escobar of Chiapas preserves a fading folk art tradition by continuing to hand forge a unique form of religious art; rooftop wrought-iron crosses. The crosses display a wide mix of both Christian and indigenous symbols.
Guadalupe employs techniques introduced by the Spaniards in the 1500s. He produces iron crosses that are most commonly used as decorative house blessings. The crosses were first used as a show of religious fervor and as a symbol of the Passion of Christ during Holy Week.

There is increasing pressure on the herreros, or traditional ironworkers, to forge crosses that fit the tastes of the tourist trade. Crosses can still be seen on roofs of San Cristóbal, Chiapas. House Blessing (Cruces de Casa) is still used throughout Latin America, where the protection of home, family, and animals is sought by means of roof crosses, which are installed on the ridgepole at a roof-raising.

Guadalupe also makes utilitarian items such as knives, farm implements, fittings for draft animals all made of wrought iron. He is a featured artist in the landmark book "The Great Masters of Mexican Folk Art" published by Fomento Cultural Banamex.

He has won a variety of first prices, like the presige “Fray Bartolomé de las Casas 2002”, the ultimate reward that the state of Chiapas only grants to an outstanding artist.

Guadalupe Hermosillo is aware about the importance of preserving, making it more known and innovating The Art of metal and because of it he has shared his knowledge by giving courses in different states in Mexico, in which he especially reached out to the youth.


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