Artisan Crafted Day of the Dead Ceramic Steel Wall Art, "Handsome Catrin"
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Meaning "dapper," El Catrin gets his nickname for always dressing smartly, especially for Day of the Dead. J. Blas creates a handsome iron portrait of the smiling skeleton with a cigar in his mouth, surrounded by angel wings. Blas is adapting the caricature originally created by José Guadalupe Posadas, a renowned author, journalist and political cartoonist (1852-1913). Catrin and Catrina, his beloved, were intended as caricature symbols of Mexico's politicians, implying that after all, they too die. Since then, Catrin has become an essential element of Day of the Dead celebrations though not always with the political underpinnings. Blas frames Catrin's portrait with florid ceramic Talavera tiles on wood.
Part of NOVICA's Dia de los Muertos collection.
- 3.94 kgs
- 8.7 lbs
- Framed: 60 cm H x 50 cm W x 3.5 cm D
- Framed: 23.5" H x 19.75" W x 1.4" D
- Interior: 29 cm W x 38 cm H
- Interior: 11.5" W x 15" H
This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.
J. Blas has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $2300 and the most recent for $6000. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of tools and machinery for increased production.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.
This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.