A capipota is a historically significant and popular expression of religious folk art in the Spanish and Mexican tradition. It is also know as a bastidor (framework) or santos mannequin and is a simple holy figure (aka The Madonna)- meant to be dressed and adorned in fine fabrics and displayed on specific Catholic Holy days. The head, arms and torso are perched atop a cage-like framework or skirt, which serves as a type of petticoat. I have based my "munecas del Rezos" (prayer dolls) on that principle. The petticoat is made from soldered wire upon which objects are either soldered or wired or sewn with the fabric garment being placed within the frame rather than on the outside as is traditionally the case.