A festival of joy that welcomed spirits back into the living,Day of the Dead is a thousands year old tradition dating back to Aztec, Toltec, and other Nahua people, now located in Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador. Families joyfully decorate the graves of their loved ones, creating altars not for worshipping, but for welcoming them back in celebration, to reignite memories and rekindle spiritual connection.
hand painted wood elements byLaura Vasquez Cruz,4th generation Zapotec artist of San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca, México
gems vary: including riverstone, jade, African glass, Greek ceramic beads, Ethiopian silver, and gold filigree.
can be duplicated, but colors will vary
this piece is an interpretation of theOFRENDA,or altars, that are created to commemorate the dead by their beloveds.