Day of the Dead is an interesting holiday celebrated in central and southern Mexico during the chilly days of November 1 & 2. Even though this coincides with the Catholic holiday called All Soul's & All Saint's Day, the indigenous people have combined this with their own ancient beliefs of honouring their deceased loved ones.They believe that the gates of heaven are opened at midnight on October 31, and the spirits of all deceased children (angelitos) are allowed to reunite with their families for 24 hours. On November 2, the spirits of the adults come down to enjoy the festivities that are prepared for them. In most Indian villages, beautiful altars (ofrendas) are made in each home. They are decorated with candles, buckets of flowers (wild marigolds called cempasuchil & bright red cock's combs) mounds of fruit, peanuts, plates of turkey mole, stacks of tortillas and big Day-of-the-Dead breads called pan de muerto. The altar needs to have lots of food, bottles of soda, hot cocoa and water for the weary spirits. Toys and candies are left for the angelitos, and on Nov.
2, cigarettes and shots of mezcal are offered to the adult spirits. Day of the Dead is a very expensive holiday for these self-sufficient, rural based, indigenous families. Many spend over two month's income to honor their dead relatives.
They believe that happy spirits will provide protection, good luck and wisdom to their families. Ofrenda building keeps the family close. On the afternoon of Nov.
2, the festivities are taken to the cemetery. People clean tombs, play cards, listen to the village band and reminisce about their loved ones. Tradition keeps the village close. Day of the Dead is becoming very popular in the U.Perhaps because we don't have a way to celebrate and honour our dead, or maybe it's because of our fascination with it's mysticism. His work has not just a wonderful fine quality finish but also has a beautiful loving warmth to it. If you are looking for a very special set for a special present or for your own collection, this is it. I also have a selection of her amazing works in my shop as more Russian Dolls so please take a look and see if there is something else you like. All my dolls fit inside one another!! We speak French, English, German and Russian. Please leave feedback once you have received the item so that I know it has arrived safely.
I will leave feedback in return. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution. Russian, hand carved and painted beautiful wooden CALAVERA Sugar Skull set of 5 nesting dolls. The first one signed by the Russian Artist MISHKIN M.Voyevodin Height of the biggest doll is 16.5 cm or 6 1/2 inches. A CALAVERA (Spanish for "skull") is a representation of a human skull. The term is most often applied to decorative or edible skulls made (usually by hand) from either sugar (called Alfeñiques) or clay which are used in the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) and the Roman Catholic holiday All Souls' Day. Calavera can also refer to any artistic representations of skulls, such as the lithographs of José Guadalupe Posada.
The most widely known calaveras are created with cane sugar and are decorated with items such as coloured foil, icing, beads, and. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls, Clothing & Accessories\Dolls & Doll Playsets". The seller is "tom3burma" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.