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. She was inspired by Frida's iconic style, wearing colorful clothing with flowers in her hair, and signature red lips. We wanted this Catrina to represent a strong woman and be a source of inspiration, just like Frida was for so many.
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.
• This Small Size is approximately 13" Tall x 5" Wide
| PLEASE NOTE: We want our customers to be happy with their purchase. Please be aware that each item is handcrafted and unique. We can offer the choice of main color for the Item itself, but other details -- including, but not limited to, color detail, adornments, lace, etc.-- may be different than what is pictured. If you are looking for something very specific in the item, please contact us before placing your order and we will do our best to satisfy your request with the inventory we have available.
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.