DOD Frida Selling Cempazuchitl
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A common sight along the streets of Mexico during the month of October....stalls filled with heaps of Cempazuchitil (the flower of the dead) being sold to decorate ofrendas and the cemeteries during the Day of the Dead celebrations. A cute pup sits under the stall, a bone tightly clutched between its jaws. The base of the piece is decorated with the intricate brushstroke pattern typical of this region of Puebla.
Crafted by artist Saul Montesinos who has been creating Day of the Dead pieces from clay in the similar manner of the Castillo work for as long as he can remember. He first began his work as a young boy in his father’s workshop, as is the case of most artisan families in Mexico. But, as his father aged, Saul took over the family business. He is now well known in Mexico for the type of pieces that are created only in Izucar.
Dimensions: 5 1/4" Tall
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