Reading The News. Day-Of-The-Dead Clay Tile > 481315-5
Weight: 0.7 pounds
Our price: $13.00
Time to read the news. 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 wait for the souls to come and eat with them. The tile is raised, meaning the glaze is not completely flat, giving it body to the surface for a highlighted texture.
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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