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 and favorite foods. The Oaxacan Day of the Dead Catrina Alebrije is perfect for your own Day of the Dead celebration and or alter.
A common symbol of the Day of the Dead holiday is the Catrina, a beautiful, flamboyantly dressed female skeleton befitting the upper classes. This image is seen over and over in Day of the Dead folk art from Mexico and the Oaxacan Day of the Dead Catrina Alebrije is a classic example.
Enjoy Mexican Day of the Dead folk art and celebrate with friends. Topanien Global Gifts offers a wide assortment of Day of the Dead decor, each individually painted by hand with its own Day of the Dead design. Pieces are similar and coordinate well together while maintaining their individuality.
If giving a Mexican Day of the Dead catrina, skull or tile to a friend, be sure to request free gift wrapping during your check out.
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Hand painted, finished and signed by the artist, Joaquin Hernandez of Oaxaca, Mexico. Approximately 7 by 3 by 4.5 inches. One fairly traded, hand-carved, wooden Oaxacan Day of the Dead Catrina Alebrije.