La Adelita Mexican Revolution Soldier Fine Hand-Painted Glass Ornament by CasaQ
5.5" La Adelita fine hand-painted glass ornament comes in a luxury gift box with a legend card that share the history or symbolism behind the design.
La Adelita legend cards reads: La Adelita, one of the most famous corridos (folk songs) to come out of the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920), is the story of a beautiful and brave young woman in love with a sergeant who travels with him and his regiment. In time the term Adelita was used for all the female soldiers or soldaderas who made significant contributions to the revolution for both the federal and rebel armies’ led by Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata. The soldaderas not only joined the men on the frontlines but were important in their selfless support of the troops during battle by doing the many unheralded tasks that go along with fighting such as cooking, gathering food and caring for the sick or wounded. The term La Adelita has since come to signify a woman of strength and courage.