“Nuestra Señora Quetzalcoatl, our Lady of Birds-of-paradise; this is how the townsfolk called me, admiring my extravagant, poetic dresses, my unparalleled elegance and my numerous love affairs. The main plaza of my native town, San Miguel de Allende hosted our ancient family palace, the venue of gleaming balls and noble feasts every Saturday. In my palace, the noble guests danced, conversed, debated politics, sometimes dueled, and last but not least, looked for (and found) love…I was the central figure of society, my talking birds-of-paradise and my jewel collection made of Zacatecas silver were famous all around Mexico. Unfortunately, the fame of my treasures also reached the infamous and handsome bandonero, Carlito “Heartbreaker” Diaz. The disguised villain was not ashamed to get near me, and worm his way into my heart, my bed and finally, my strong-box! That fatal August night, I caught him red-handed and I realized that he only wanted my jewels. I had him at gunpoint, but as we grappled, I ended up being shot to death…¡Take me home with you, so I could have my revenge and reclaim my ancient family inheritance! ¡As a token of my appreciation, I shall invite you to the Fiesta Muerta that I intend to organize in my palace at the time of this year’s Dia de los Muertos!”
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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