“My name is Carlito, the a “Heartbreaker”, bandonero, scampsman, highwayman and robber. My specialty lies in stage-coaches, stately villas and beautiful ladies. At my best, I was taking toll-money from travelers between Ciudád de Mexico and San Miguel de Allende. I especially liked the Talavera-sellers, who were returning from the weekly fair with bulging purses, though this liking was not mutual… Well, yes, I had guts, as they say, and I was a really handsome young rascal – the señoritas loved me. I loved the palacios of rich, noble ladies, because whenever I stealthily entered during the darkest hours of the night, I often had to face only the “slightest” protests. There were many who gave me their love as well as their jewels… Unfortunately, it was a lady who led me to my doom. On a sizzling hot night in August, I had to shoot her in her own palace to defend myself. Her past lovers ambushed me the next day, and I could not cope with the overwhelming force. ¡I fought the best (and as you can see: the last) battle of my life against them, and I did not make it easy for them, carramba! Take me home with you, where I can tell you in privacy, where I hid the Zacatecas silver!”
Las Catrinas, these wonderful clay statuettes, are a typical element of Latin-American culture. The artisans form every single clay doll in detail, burn them and finally bring the skeletons but to life by acryl-painting them colorfully. Every statue is a piece of art, guaranteed to bring new color and a touch of real Mexican atmosphere to your home.
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