Catrina is an integral part of the Mexican culture, and is one of the most recognized figures spotted around Día de Muertos festivities.
This Catrina figurine has been beautifully hand-painted, and has been created out of papier-mâché, the popular crafting technique that uses paper and a paste.
Papier-mâché is the layering of moistened paper and other materials onto a blank surface like a balloon. The adhesive used to wet the paper acts as a binding agent. As the paper dries, the outer shell hardens, which can then be painted and decorated.
The incredible attention to detail instantly makes this Catrina creation a must in any Mexican folk art collection.
Did you know?
La Catrina has become an icon of the Mexican Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead. It was originally created by the Mexican printmaker, cartoon illustrator and lithographer José Guadalupe Posada around 1910-1913.