Dia de Los Muertos Artisans – Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead Folk Art - Mexico



Celebrate the Day of the Dead every day with folk art from Taxco, Mexico.


<<< Raul Salvador, Day of the Dead artist holding a skull and next to a hand-painted, Day of the Dead Decorative Ladle.








In Mexico, at the beginning of November, they celebrate Día de Los Muertos – the Day of the Dead – in a tradition that goes back centuries, to the Aztecs and even before. A lot has changed since those long-gone days, but in the beautiful city of Taxco in central Mexico, the spirit of the holiday is carried on by a myriad of skilled artists and artisans who live and work there.




Here at Topanien, we have an amazing working relationship with these folks, and have been proud and happy to bring their works to you for years. Our main suppliers are the Salvador family, including the mother of 11 kids of which all but the youngest, still in school, are self-employed creating Mexican Folk Art, especially Day of the Dead pieces.

At the end of the day, Augustin Salvador, taking down the stall where he works and sells his folk art. >>>




Day of the Dead Artists - Taxco, MexicoFiladelfo with his with wife, brother Raul and sister Inez. Their Day of the Dead Artwork is sold all over Mexico and – in Portland, Oregon at Topanien Global Gifts.
Day of the Dead Skulls - Topanien Global Gifts Day of the Dead Skulls - Topanien Global Gifts


Nadine, owner of Topanien Global Gifts, with Day of the Dead artist David and choosing ceramic skulls for Topanien.  David is not part of the Salvador family but is a very proficient artist.Mexican Flag Day of the Dead Skulls

Rofina and Alma.
Rofina and Alma Salvador dropping their work at Nadine’s hotel room in Taxco.
Two of our favourite artists immersed in their work.


The artists of the Salvador family paint boxes, skulls, suns and many other ceramics with Day of the Dead motifs. They work on designs and glazing continues even at the booths and stands, with the whole family pitching in.


Day of the Dead Mugs - Topanien Global Gifts


¡ H a s t a   l a   M u e r t e !Mexican Day of the Dead Skull, bullseye, red