The original Catrina, a skeleton wearing fancy clothes, was created 100 years ago by the caricaturist José Guadalupe Posada. He used her to criticize the new rich who were of indigenous origin but pretended to be European.
In 1947, the muralist Diego Rivera immortalized Catrina in the painting “Dream of a Sunday Afternoon at the Alameda Central.”
Since then, she’s become a central figure on the Day of the Dead celebrations.
Catrina, the Sugar Skull Cat Doll, honors 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 1-2 weeks.
Before placing your order, please contact me to check for availability. I might have a cat ready to ship.
- Cotton fabric for the cat, satin for the dress
- Felt and yarn for the flower crown
- Tulle for the veil
- Sequins for the neckline
- Cotton embroidery floss
- Approximately 14″ of happiness
I package each cat with care to withstand the journey to its forever home.
If you like Catrina, you might like her counterpart, Catrín.