Terracotta Day of the Dead Skull
Dimensions: 6" W x 8" H x 8" D
Dimensions may vary slightly due to the handmade nature of this piece.
This skull is hand-molded with clay, fired then painted with a matte finish.
Please note that as a unique, handmade piece, no two pieces are ever exactly the same and color varies across monitors. Our website photos are a close representation of this work, but may not be identical to the piece you receive.
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The Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, is a holiday held throughout Mexico on All Saints' Day that combines Aztec and Spanish Catholic traditions. This day is a fantastic celebration of the lives of deceased ancestors and friends, filled with food, singing, dancing, and games. The deceased are believed to awaken to share in the festivities. Traditionally, families decorate tombs and build altars, or ofrendas, as an offering to the dead. The altars are piled with cempasúchil (marigolds known as the flower of the dead), candles, the deceased's favorite foods, and skulls made of candy or clay. These whimsical St. Frank skulls symbolize death and rebirth and are decorated with bright colors that reflect the joy & spirit of lost loved ones.