Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.
Day of the Dead Catrin Mexican Deer Dance Mache Skeleton figure
ABOUT THIS DAY OF THE DEAD PIECE
This day of the dead paper mache sculpture is so well achieved that it seems to be made of clay or ceramic, the skeleton is very well crafted as well as the Deer dance costume.The creation of this figure is the merge of two of the most important cultural elements in Mexican tradition: The catrina and the deer dance (Danza del venado)
Catrinas were created by the Mexican artist & 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.
Danza del venado or deer dance is celebrated in Northwest México since pre columbian times by Yaqui and Mayo indigenous groups to symbolize the life and death of this animal, which is considered to be sacred.
The piece is mounted on a 3x3" wooden base.
|HEIGHT||12.4 in / 31.5cm|
|LENGHT||2.95 in / 7.5cm|
|WIDTH||2.95 in / 7.5 cm|
|WEIGHT||10.9Oz / 309gr|
|MADE OF:||Paper Mache|
|TECHNIQUE||Hand crafted & hand painted|
|CARE||Clean with a soft dry cloth, avoid contact with water|