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Hand Crafted and Painted Ceramic Catrina Sculpture, 'La Catrina Esperanza'

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Hand Crafted and Painted Ceramic Catrina Sculpture, 'La Catrina Esperanza'

This item is available for pre-order and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Learn More

Available in 2 to 8 weeks. Learn More

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Artisan Luis Morales of Mexico crafts a magnificent ceramic Catrina to grace your mantel or shelf. Formed by hand from clay, her ensemble is carefully painted in red, silver, gold and blue hues. The elegant figure is based on a satirical etching created by Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada around 1910-1913. With his etching, Posada poked fun at those Mexican natives who tried to emulate the fashion and habits of the European aristocracy. Today, la Catrina has become the instantly recognizable icon of Día de los Muertos (Mexico's Day of the Dead).

Made in Mexico

  • Ceramic, aluminum wire
  • Handle with care
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • 0.64 kgs
  • 1.4 lbs
  • 36 cm H x 13 cm W x 10 cm D
  • 14.25" H x 5" W x 3.9" D
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Meet the Artist

Artfully crafted by Luis Morales from Mexico.

 

Meet the Artist

Luis Morales

Luis Morales

"When I'm connected to nature while working, it gives me a feeling of peace. It increases my faith in my work and in the family legacy I'm preserving."

"I was born in a ceramic town in the state of Mexico where my family members have been artisans for generations. Their... hard work and dedication have helped me with my own achievements.

"I began learning ceramics from my family when I was still a child. Today, I'm able to teach others who truly want to preserve this beautiful art.

"I create sculptures in clay and specialize in the catrinas, that fascinate me in all of their manifestations. The word catrina is widely used in Mexico to mean 'elegant and polished.' Lithographer Jose Guadalupe Posadas created the skeletal Catrina, who was later immortalized in the murals of Diego Rivera.

"I think what I like best about my work is that I can set my imagination free and let it take me where it will.

"I love combining colors and focusing on the small details in my sculptures. And this is precisely what gives my designs a special and unique touch.

"I find a lot of inspiration in the natural world surrounding me. When I'm connected to nature while working, it gives me a feeling of peace. It increases my faith in my work and in the family legacy I'm preserving.

"It's been challenging to create each of my designs, from both the creative process and the logistics process. This has led me to learn a lot on my own through every experience along the way.

"I really want to share a part of myself and my vision through my ceramics and what the represent for Mexico."

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WOMEN S M L XL XXL
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
BUST 35 - 36 37 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48
WAIST 27 - 28 29 - 30 31 - 33 34 - 36 38 - 40
HIPS 37 - 38 39 - 40 42 - 43 45 - 46 49 - 50
MEN S M L XL XXL
CHEST 36 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48 50 - 52
WAIST 30 - 32 32 - 34 35 - 37 38 - 41 43 - 45
NECK 14 - 14.5 15 - 15.5 16 - 16.5 17 - 17.5 18 - 18.5
SLEEVE 32.5 33.5 34.5 35.5 36.5
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WAIST

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HIPS

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NECK

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SLEEVE

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WOMEN S M L XL  
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
inches 26 - 30 28 - 32 31 - 35 34 - 38 38 - 42
cm 76 - 86 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5

+/- tolerance: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm

MEN S M L XL XXL
inches 30 - 34 32 - 36 35 - 39 39 - 43 43 - 47
cm 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5 109 - 119

+/- tolerance: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm

Sash tie length

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Belt with buckle

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Belt without buckle

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