Gone Surfing. Day-Of-The-Dead Clay Tile > 481315-24
Weight: 0.7 pounds
Our price: $13.00
This tile is raised and hand-painted. It has a black background and the foreground is nicely painted with a guy having a great deal of fun surfing. This is a colorful tile celebrating the day of the dead. Traditionally in the Mexican culture people go to graveyards on the day of the dead (November 2nd), place food and party on the place close to their dead relatives. This is a way to laugh at the death and not take it so seriously, but enjoy life and think about the death as a remote possibility.
Jose Guadalupe Posadas (1852 – 1913) a Mexican lithographer from the 18th century popularized the skeleton cartoons which later on transformed into lithographs. The main purpose of his work was political. The Catrina is a satirization of the upper class women during the 19th century, during Porfirio Diaz reign. Later on, his work was associated with the Mexican holiday "Dia De Los Muertos" or "Day of the dead".
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