These are handmade, one-of-a-kind statues that are painstakingly made by Marcos and his wife. These are meant to be display pieces and are NOT toys. They are made of real cloth soft goods, resin-coated plaster, with mdf base base. Ships fragile.
“La Catrina is perhaps the most recognizable symbol of Day of the Dead.
She’s an elegantly dressed skeleton that has inspired many men and women to put on skull makeup and imitate her during the Mexican holiday.
But La Catrina was not always associated with Día de Muertos, a celebration that dates back to Mesoamerican times to honor ancestors who have passed away.
The original La Catrina was created in 1910 around the start of the Mexican Revolution by José Guadalupe Posada, a Mexican printmaker who created political cartoons. The Day of the Dead or Día de Muertos is an ever-evolving holiday that traces its earliest roots to the Aztec people in what is now central Mexico. The Aztecs used skulls to honor the dead a millennium before the Day of the Dead celebrations emerged. Skulls, like the ones once placed on Aztec temples, remain a key symbol in a tradition that has continued for more than six centuries in the annual celebration to honor and commune with those who have passed on.”