Did you know that skulls decorated the tzompantli altars of Mesoamerican cultures? They were a symbol of the conclusion of a stage of life that extended to another plane.
After the Spanish conquest, the rituals honoring Death and the Dead were banned and eventually substituted by new ones. Combining Middle Eastern and Spanish techniques brought over to the New World, the Sugar Skull was born.
Every year in November, the sugary skulls now decorate altars all over Mexico, honoring the dead.
Catrín, the Sugar Skull Cat Doll, honors and celebrates Mexico’s Day of the Dead.
Each cat is specially created for you. Depending on my workload, a cat will be on its way to you in 3-5 business days.
Before placing your order, please contact me to check for availability. I might have a cat ready to ship.
- Cotton fabric
- Cotton embroidery floss
- Approximately 14″ of happiness
I package each cat with care to withstand the journey to its forever home.
If you like this doll, you might like Fridacatina.