Shop Mexico–The Artisan Sisters Week 13: La Catrina Day of the Dead Figure by Bertha Cruz

The calavera (skeleton) of La Catrina is the symbol of Day of the Dead in Mexico.  The original etching was made by Jose Guadalupe Posada in 1913.  The image has been adapted to fit many other art forms:  clay figures and carved copal wood painted in bright colors by famed Oaxaca folk artists.


Just in time for Day of the Dead, we present La Catrina by Bertha Cruz, an amazing alebrije painter from Arrazola.  Bertha began selling independently out of her home about four years ago. She is no longer represented in galleries because she must pay a hefty commission.  So she decided to go out on her own. Her brush details are eensy teensy and exquisite. Her husband, Alfonso Castellanos Ibañez, does the carving but insists that she sign her name because the beauty is in the painting, he says.  She is very collectible and visitors to Oaxaca seek out her work. 14″ high x 5″ wide.  $225.  Includes shipping and packing to anywhere in continental USA.

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