Mexican "Day of The Dead" Catrina Doll Paper Mache Hand Made/Painted Green Tall
- It is 16" tall from bottom of dress to the top of head.
- She is about 6" wide. (at it's widest)
- The base is 5 1/2" wide.
- The dress is made of green paper mache and white and gold trim.
- Please note the details of the Catrina.
- Gorgeous Hand Made "Day of the Dead" Skeleton Figurine "la Catrina"
Born of revolutionLa Catrina as we know her originated with Jose Guadalupe Posada, considered the father of Mexican printmaking. Born in 1852, he apprenticed to a local printmaker and publisher when he was just 14. His famous black and white drawings depict the absurdity of taking life, and power-mad dictators like Porfirio Diaz, too seriously.
Posada's lyrical and theatrical political cartoons have delighted people throughout Mexico for more than a century and, because of their timeless expressive quality, many of the images continue to be published worldwide. "La Catrina," a skeletal woman fancifully dressed in a plumed floral bonnet, is among his most famous esqueleto.
The skeleton figures in Posada's work all live a life of their own, actively pursuing the Revolution, or out for a bicycle ride, while dressed for a fancy ball, making them synonymous with the Day of the Dead.
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