As I grow older, more and more of my friends and loved ones pass through the door of death. I created this piece as a token of remembrance and celebration of their lives. It was inspired by decorated skulls created to celebrate the Day of the Dead.I make this skull as a pendant to be worn on a chain or cord or as a pin. The loops on the pendant are 4mm.

The Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and by people of Mexican heritage elsewhere. The multi-day holiday involves family and friends gathering to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and helping support their spiritual journey. In Mexican culture, death is viewed as a natural part of the human cycle. Mexicans view it not as a day of sadness but as a day of celebration because their loved ones awaken and celebrate with them

A common symbol of the holiday is the skull (in Spanish calavera), which celebrants represent in masks, called calacas, and foods such as sugar or chocolate skulls. Sugar skulls can be given as gifts to both the living and the dead.The Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico developed from ancient traditions among its pre-Columbian cultures. Rituals celebrating the deaths of ancestors had been observed by these civilizations perhaps for as long as 2,500–3,000 years. Today it is celebrated as a three day holiday.
“On October 31, All Hallows Eve, the children make a children’s altar to invite the angelitos (spirits of dead children) to come back for a visit. November 1 is All Saints Day, and the adult spirits will come to visit. November 2 is All Souls Day, when families go to the cemetery to decorate the graves and tombs of their relatives. The three-day fiesta is filled with marigolds, the flowers of the dead; muertos (the bread of the dead); sugar skulls; cardboard skeletons; tissue paper decorations; fruit and nuts; incense, and other traditional foods and decorations.” — Frances Ann Day, Latina and Latino Voices in Literature

Weight.04 kg
Dimensions18 × 10 × 1 cm
Pendant or Brooch

Pendant, Brooch

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