Penacho - Danzante de danzas prehispanicas, Queretaro, Mexico.

Danzante de danzas prehispanicas, Queretaro, Mexico by Jose Duque ~Faces of the World~ .

Catrina de 60 cm aprox rica en detalles de gran calidad. Fue a visitar el centro de La Piedad Michoacán México.

Catrina, Día de los Muertos Day of the Dead Mexican Art available…

Dia de los Muertos - Day of the Dead - Celebration for gathering and pray and remember friends and loved ones who have passed on. Takes place November 1, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day (November 2). Celebration filled with bright color decorations including the popular sugar skulls.

High quality, hand made papier mache skeleton & sugar skull folk art to celebrate Dia de los Muertos from the leader in Day of the Dead merchandise for more than a decade.

Alebrije conejo ojos de canica - Alebrijes are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures.

Alebrije conejo ojos de canica - Alebrijes are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures. Created in Oaxaca, Mexico!

MexicanAmerican Gothic Day of the Dead Art by UrbanArtByMelody, $48.00

Mex Am Gothic by Melody Smith Tattoo Fine Art Print Sugar Skull Day of the Dead

Alebrije.... I don't know what that means, or what this is made from, but I freakin' want it.

This is called an Alebrije. They are brightly colored Oaxacan-Mexican folk art sculptures. They originated with Pedro Linares.

National Museum of Mexican Art, via Flickr. My culture chooses to embrace death instead of fearing it.

Last week was Day of the Dead so a visit to this special exhibition seemed timely. The quote is worth reading for some context. See nearby photos for more, it was quite a showcase.

Diego Rivera mural in the National Palace, Mexico City This mural depicts life in Michoacan, Mexico in pre-Hispanic times

Diego Rivera mural in the National Palace, Mexico City. This mural depicts life in Michoacan, Mexico in pre-Hispanic times.

Alebrijes lizard ? Yes! Alebrijes are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures. The first alebrijes, along with use of the term, originated with Pedro Linares.

Alebrijes lizard -Alebrijes are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures. The first alebrijes, along with use of the term, originated with Pedro Linares.

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