Thursday, September 24, 2009

Día de los Muertos











These very graphic ‘Día de los Muertos’ (Day of the Dead) papercut images were produced in the 1980s in San Salvador Huixcolotla in Puebla State, Mexico. These samples are from the British Museum Print Archive database. I love the exquisite detail and delicate nature of these pieces.

Via Bibliodyssey.

5 comments:

nashashibi said...

so they managed to make death look attractive...lol

Maureen said...

Those dudes sure do a lot of drinking!

John Foster said...

Nashashibi and Maureen-- Oh absolutely, in the Mexican afterlife it's a big booze fest/party! When it's my time to go, I am going out on the beaches of Cancun, drink in hand— just to continue on the "other" side. ;-)

mari said...

I became quite fascinated with Day of the Dead after meeting a Mexican artist who puts up an elaborate altar in her home every year, complete with breads, sugar skulls, Mexican folk art, photos of friends who have passed away. It's so colorful and festive, a nice way to welcome the spirits back.

You can see this artist's Day of the Dead altars at: http://www.bijouceramics.com/Bijou_Ceramics/Altars/Altars.html

Momo Luna said...

It's always fun to visit your blog and to read those stories and look at the wonderful images. :-)

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