Day Of The Dead
Day of the Dead Art
In southern Mexico, the spirits of the dead come back to visit, from noontime on October 31 through November 2. It is a time of rituals and prayer, but also of personal celebration as people "catch up" with their deceased loved ones. Many believers keep all-night vigils in Oaxaca's cemeteries, which are transformed into a wonderland of twinkling candles, yellow marigolds, and smoking incense.
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The Day Of The Dead, or El Día de los Muertos (Spanish) is celebrated on November 1st and 2nd each year. November 2nd is an official public holiday in Mexico. Dedicated to remembering the souls of loved ones who have passed, November 1st is traditionally dedicated to children and the 2nd to adults. It is believed to be thousands of years old dating back to Mesoamerican festivals.
While many families solemnly visit the graves of lost loved ones, great exuberant parades and festivals celebrate the continuity of life. Many families will create alters to honor and welcome the souls of their loved ones. These alters are decorated with candles, skulls, flowers, and offerings of the deceased favorite foods.
Las Catrinas is a prominent presence during Day Of The Dead celebrations. Figurines decorate some of the alters and village centers. They are crafted from many materials including papier-mâché, pottery, wood and even chocolate. Las Catrinas images are recreated in stoneware, paintings, nichos, and dioramas. Festival-goers will paint their faces and wear the broad rimmed hat associated with Catrina. She has become an inspiration to artists throughout Mexico.
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Small Catrina With Owls Candelabra
Size: 6 inches tall x 3.5 inches wide
The Small Catrina With Owls Candelabra is painted in black, gray, and gold. The three candle receptacles are about a quarter inch in diameter to hold small candles. An owl sits on each shoulder. Signed by the artist.SKU: PO-1_012$35.00
Miniature Catrina Skull Candelabra
Size: 1.75 inches tall x 2 inches wide
The Miniature Catrina Skull Candelabra holds one birthday-sized candle. The skull has deep set eyes. It is painted in blue and white with black hair. The base is bright orange with a blue border.SKU: PO-1_022$20.00
Size: 10.5 inches tall x 6.5 inches wide
The Frida Candelabra is handcrafted by Alejandro Castillo. It is made of Polychrome pottery, fired in a high temperature gas oven. Hand painted on the front with bold colors and intricate designs. The scarf is black and gray. It features six flowers and four birds. Colors may vary slightly between the two designs. The back is signed.SKU: PO-1_036$98.00
Skull Wall Sculpture
Size: 5.5 inches tall x 6 inches wide
The Skull Wall Sculpture is made by Alejandro Castillo. This decorative skull is of Frida Kahlo. It has an intricately painted mask. The hair is adorned with butterflies, birds, and flowers. She has colorful dangly earrings. There is a hook in the back to hang it on a wall. It is signed.SKU: PO-1_002$65.00
Skeleton Couple on Horseback
Size: 6.5 inches tall x 4.5 inches long
The Skeleton Couple on Horseback is made by Alejandro Castillo. The bodies are made of polychrome pottery, while the horse and dog legs and tails are made of wire. They are brightly painted. The man wears a cowboy hat and the woman has a long braid. The footing is brightly painted and looks like a Mexican carpet. Colors differ between the two items we have in stock, they are equally beautiful.SKU: PO-1_033$60.00
Dancing Bride and Groom, Large Sized
Size: 12.75 inches tall x 8 inches wide
Our Skeleton bride and groom dancing wall plaque is made of embossed punched tin. It is unpainted and has dark accents to showcase the embossed detail. This piece is larger than our Skeleton Bride and Groom Dancing Wall Plaque. Add this piece to your Day of the Dead or Halloween decor. Made in Oaxaca, Mexico.SKU: TN-8_056$20.00