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Hand Painted Xalitla Clay Sugar Skulls

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Handcrafted and Painted Clay Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls100% Made in Guerrero, Mexico

During Día de Los Muertos or Day of the Dead, festivities sugar skulls are a well-known part of the celebration and can be seen decorating ofrendas (offerings) to represent the deceased. Traditional sugar skulls are made of granulated white sugar and are exactly what the name indicates: skull-shaped sugar. However, other materials are used to represent sugar skulls such as clay, wood, and paper mache.

These delicately made calaveras, or sugar skulls, are hand-painted and shaped by artisans Xalitla artisans in Mexico. Xalitla art is mostly distinguished for painting detailed images of natural environments, activities, and folk stories with contrasting colors (usually black and white, but sometimes other two contrasting colors). This is the perfect piece to add decorative accents during this season, to decorate your ofrenda while on Day of the Dead celebrations, and continue to add a special Mexican touch at other times of the year, it will display your original and good taste.

  • Made of high-grade premium clay.
  • Varnished.
  • Hollow interior makes it perfect for a burning tea candle or small incense plate.
  • 100% handcrafted and painted, all designs are one of a kind.
  • Hand-painted.
  • Approximate measurements: 
    6.5" long x 5" wide x 5.5" tall

- At Lolo - Mercadito we are committed to acknowledging the nature of each product. With each purchase, you are getting a unique and authentic piece that was handmade with love by artisans from Mexico. For their artisanal nature, there might be some flaws and variations in color, measurements, and design.

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