Folkart Catrinas, Catrinas made in Capula Mexico, Catrinas by De La Cruz Family, Catrinas made by Perez Family,  and Day of the Dead Catrinas at Mi Casa Gallery in Austin, Texas

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Austin, Texas 78704
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Folk Art Catrinas
Catrinas made in Capula Mexico, Catrinas by the De La Cruz Family, Catrinas by the Perez Family

Catrina -  Lady with Bird Cages (she can carry on her back)
Catrina - Lady with Bird Cages 
(she can carry the cages on her back)
16"
$150 USD



The Day of the Dead Catrina Collection at Mi Casa Gallery includes catrinas made in Capula, Mexico and catrinas made by the De La Cruz family and the Perez family. 

More Catrinas

The examples on this web page represent only a sampling of this dynamic folk art offering. Contact us via email or call us at 512-707-9797 if you don't see what you are looking for. Or, stop by the gallery to see all the objects in our collection.  

A Brief History of Catrinas

Catrinas, skeletal men or women, were the creation of Jose Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913). Posada was an illustrator and printer who used the skeletal images or calacas to expose the materialism and social injustices which existed in Mexico at the turn of the 19th and into the 20th century during the dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz. 

By utilizing the traditional "Day of the Dead" catrina figures, Posada was able to avoid prosecution and punishment for his politically incorrect social and political satire.

Diego Rivera, world renown muralist in the 20th century, was one of Guadalupe Posada's protégés. Along with Jose Orozco, Rivera credits his mentor with establishing popular arts in Mexico.

In the 1960's, an artistic coop led by Juan Torres of Capula in the state of Michoacan began designing and fabricating catrinas in three-dimensional forms. The Capula catrinas are  tremendously popular because of their fascinating variety and creativity.

 

Explore a sampling of our Folk Art Catrinas Collection.  Click an image to see an enlargement.

 
 

 

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