Hand Made Catrina Figure from Mexico

Hand Made Catrina Figure from Mexico


Size: 5.5 x 2 inch

La Catrina, an icon of Mexican culture, was created by the artist José Guadalupe Posada in a legendary etching circa 1910. It was intended as a satirical portrait of those Mexican natives who, Posada felt, were aspiring to adopt European aristocratic traditions in the pre-revolutionary era. 

Hand made of terra cotta, these traditional figures shows every day life characters involved in mundane activity, and are usually placed on altars for Day of the Dead.

The Day of the Dead (El Día de los Muertos, Día de los Difuntos or Día de Muertos in Spanish) is a traditional holiday in Mexico and many South American countries. Based on a syncretization of ancient pre-Hispanic and Christian beliefs, this celebration of the memory of deceased ancestors is celebrated from dusk on October 31st through November 1 (All Saints Day) and November 2 (All Souls' Day).

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