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Day of the Dead Mexican Folk Art Dias de los Muertos figures are made in celebration of the loved ones no longer in this world. They are honored on November 1, Todos Santos or All Saints and November 2 is Dia de los Muertos. Collection includes: Terracotta bench with four skeletons signed Josefina Aguilar, a clay and paint with cotton hair drummer with drum set probably by Elpidia Chacon, two moving jaw skulls with gold painted teeth, small box frames with skeleton drinker, sweeper, money bags, bride & groom, couple on a donkey, and with a walking cane, one bride, and one woman with an apron, and a small painted plaster candelario tree with skeleton woman with two owls. Josefina Aguilar from the village of Ocotlan, Oaxaca is world-famous for her painted ceramic figures. She learned the art from her father, and in typical folk art tradition, they each work together with their families and are passing the legacy on to their children. Josefina Aguilar was discovered by Nelson Rockefeller in his visits to Mexico in search of fine pieces for his collection in the 1970's. Clay figures by Sra. Aguilar and by her sisters appear in important collections of Mexican folk art all over the world. Most of the Aguilar figures depicit people and rituals in everyday village life, religious and folkloric figures and scenes, and special figures for Day of the Dead.



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