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 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 in 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 come 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
- Lots of love 💛
- Approximately 14″ of happiness
- Spot clean as necessary with a damp cloth.
- Catrina is a made-to-order doll. Once your order is processed, I’ll start creating it, especially for you. This process can take up to 2 weeks, depending on workload. If your order is a gift, please consider these times.
- New customs requirements for the EU mandate me to appoint an economic operator in the European Union to sell my dolls. As a one-person business, I cannot pay for these requirements now. Until further notice, I will no longer sell or ship physical items to European Union countries. Sorry for the inconvenience.
- If you live outside Mexico, Catrina will be sent with Correos de México’s registered mail with a tracking number. Please be aware that your local postal service might not update your shipment’s status until customs clear it. If you’re in the US, you can upgrade shipping during checkout to get Catrina to your home faster.
- Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply.
PayPal and Stripe handle your payment information securely; I have no access to it. Prices are in USD. Your order total will be converted to your local currency through PayPal/Stripe.
If you like Catrina, you might like her counterpart, Catrín.