This "Catrína Mariachi" 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 Catrína creation a must in any Mexican folk art collection.
OMG what a beauty! She’s tall (about 17”), well made and absolutely fabulous! I am so happy I made this purchase!