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Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.

Catrina Day of the Dead Paper Mache Skeleton w Chiapas Costume

$500.00 USD
9703.00.00

ABOUT THIS DAY OF THE DEAD PIECE

This day of the dead skeleton is so well achieved that it seems to be made of clay or ceramic but believe it or not, it is made of paper maché.

Its creation is the merge of various cultural elements in Mexican tradition: such as the catrina, the traditional Chiapas costume and  the indigenous heritage of the state of Chapas. 

Catrinas were created by the cartoonist José Guadalupe Posadas to symbolize the futility of social differences by depicting a skeleton dressed as a rich lady.  Posada's work was inspired in Mexican celebration of the day of the dead.

The piece is mounted on a 4x4" wood base.To protect your investment, this piece will be very carefully packed, insured and shipped trough UPS expedited shipping from Mexico.

 TECHNICAL DATA

BASE 3.14 x 3.14 In.  / 8x8  Cm.
HEIGHT 10.82 In.  / 27.5 Cm.
WIDTH 7.48 In / 19 Cm.
MADE OF: Paper Maché
TECHNIQUE Hand crafted & hand painted
REGION Guanajuato, Mexico
CARE Clean with a soft dry cloth, avoid contact with water
SKU PM0822-05c