$89.00

Handcrafted Mexican Clay Skull Calavera

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Handcrafted clay skull made by our artisan partners in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Measurement: 13cm tall x 10cm wide

A mixture of white and brown clay.

Description

Can be used to adorn your home or for ceremonial purposes.

Tea light candles can be used inside.

The skull or “calavera” is an iconic symbol for the annual celebration of the dead.  Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, originated in Mexico but it is celebrated all over Latin America with colorful calaveras.

Skull imagery has a long history dating back to the traditions of pre-Columbian civilizations. The Aztecs had several festivals of remembrance where they would worship the Goddess Mictecacihuatl, ruler of the afterlife and keeper of the dead. Mictecacihuatl was often represented as a skeleton, adorned with a crown of flowers and skulls. For many pre-Columbian cultures, human skulls or skull motifs were used as decoration on walls as a sacrificial offering to the gods. – Calavera (dayofthedead.holiday)