“Peace be with you! I have many names: the Chief of the Nahuas, Flowery Gate, my father gave me the name, Malinalli after the Goddess of Grass. When I was taken to the Tabasco Indians as a slave, I was still a young girl. The only reason I wasn’t sacrificed to their Gods was the strange phenomenon of curious strangers debarking from enormous floating houses at out shores. The Tabascos feared them, so they offered me and my companions as gifts. Their leader, Cortez kept me by his side. At first, I was his interpreter, but later, after I took the sacrament of baptism in the Christian faith, I became his woman. The Spanish called me Doña Marina. I bore a son to Cortez; this baby was the first Mestizo (the child of an Indian and a European parent) in the New World. I was present when the conquistadores destroyed Tenochtitlan, the Aztec capital city, and the last ruler, Moctezuma died. I saw as Tlaloc, the God of Rain wept for the Aztec Empire… Many call me La Malinche even today; they regard me as the ancestress of the Mexican people, for I bear within myself everything that Mexico was born out of. ¡Take me home, and listen to my wonderful stories from the Golden Era of Latin-America!”
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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