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The Day of the Dead is celebrated throughout Mexico annually in late October or early November to coincide with the Catholic holiday of All Saints Day. Family and friends gather to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey. People enjoy this public holiday with building private alters, visiting graves and honoring the deceased with sugar skulls, flowers, favorite foods and special Day of the Dead Decorations such as the Day of the Dead Painting Frida Shadow Box, red.
Famous Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo is the focal point of this miniature Day of the Dead alter surrounded by all the pomp of the day’s celebration; color, skeletons, candles… Wikipedia offers a short piece on Frida, “Frida Kahlo de Rivera was a Mexican painter who is best known for her self-portraits. Kahlo’s life began and ended in Mexico City, in her home known as the Blue House.” Frida is best know for her self portraits of pain, passion and color.
The most popular Day of the Dead icons are skulls and skeletons, which pop up everywhere in the days and weeks leading up to the Day of the Dead celebration. These images are seen over and over in Day of the Dead folk art from Mexico such as the many hand-painted ceramics and the shadow boxes from Topanien Global Gifts. The Day of the Dead Frida Shadow Box is an elaborate Day of the Dead scene in miniature.
Enjoy this special piece in your home year round or present to a friend who appreciates the significance of the Day of the Dead Celebration and Frida Kahlo.
If giving a Mexican Day of the Dead Frida Kahlo Shadow Box to a friend, be sure to request free gift wrapping during your check out.
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The shadow box is made of wood and glass, hand painted and finished in Taxco, Mexico. Expect slight imperfections as the piece is hand-crafted. Approximately 3 by 1.5 by 2 inches. One Mexican, fairly traded, Day of the Dead Painting Frida Shadow Box, red.