Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.
Catrina Day of the Dead Paper Mache Skeleton w Teenek Costume
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 tree important cultural elements in Mexican tradition: The Catrina, the tradition of star shaped embroideries and the Teenek indigenous culture that creates them in the Huasteca region of San Luis.
Catrinas were created by hte 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.
|BASE||3.14 x 3.14 In. / 8x8 Cm.|
|HEIGHT||1 ft. / 30.5 Cm.|
|WEIGHT||8.55 Oz / 242gr|
|MADE OF:||Paper Maché|
|TECHNIQUE||Hand crafted & hand painted|
|CARE||Clean with a soft dry cloth, avoid contact with water|