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Holiday Skeleton Sets & Ornaments

Red wood skeleton retablo nativity with doors and angels

Red Skeleton Retablo Nativity with Doors

Beautifully detailed skeleton retablo nativity with angels. 4” wide x 5” high x 2” deep, 8” wide with doors open. Peru
A2251 $65 each

Mini Skeleton Nativity Sets

I have been asked for skeleton nativity sets for about 20 years now. FINALLY last year, we got the sweet little skeleton nativity in a red tuna can. Yes, it's a real tuna can. The artist family and all their neighbors, collect their tuna cans to make my order! This year, we got an artist to make these miniature skeleton scenes that feature Mary, Joseph, the cast of angels, animals and the kings. Make sure little kids and dogs don't get hold of these! Mexico
Itty Bitty Skeleton Nativity Set, 1/2" carved wood figures
CL331 $42 /set
Skeleton Nativity Set Mini
, 1" high carved wood figures
CL330 $54 / set

skeleton nativity scene


Cool Skull Ornaments - hang beautifully on holiday trees or hooks!

closeup - romantic heart mariachi skeleton miniature

NEW Romantic Mariachi Skeleton ornament

Each holds a heart & flowers. Made from ancient potato flour paste, sculpted & molded into one-of-a kind, highly detailed skeletons. 7 inches tall with hanger loop. Peru.

A3997 $28 each
Assorted colors

Skeleton Mama Papier Mache Angel

Angel Baby Skeleton

Skeleton Papa Papier Mache Angel

NEW Skeleton Angel Mama

Papier mâché. 7.5” tall  x 3.5” wide
A2337 $28 each

NEW Skeleton Angel Baby

Papier mâché. 5” tall x 4” wide. Mexico
A2336 $22 each

NEW Skeleton Angel Papa

Papier mâché. 7.5” tall  x 3.5” wide
A2338 $28 each

Glass Catrina Ornament

elaborate Sugar skull cardboard wreath

Glass Catrina Ornament

Comes in a fancy gift box with a legend card that reads “Catrina" is the feminine form of the word "catrín," which means "dandy." With her flamboyant hat and dress, La Catrina humorously communicates the concept that death is the great equalizer of all. Despite the riches in this life, one cannot take them after death." 6" tall.
A2016 $34 each

NEW Sugar Skull Cardboard Wreath

Gorgeous laser cut sugar skulls are made from recycled cardboard.
24” diameter and 4” deep. Assembly required; instructions included.
A2321 $75 each
red skull ornament Skeleton Santa ornament

skeleton nativity scene

Red Skull Ornament

Hand painted hydro stone. 2 1/2" tall and 1 1/2" wide at the base (jaw).
A1338 $14 each

Skeleton Santa Ornament

Hand-painted. 4 1/2" tall. Mexico
A1280 $21 each

 

Skeleton Nativity Scene in a Red (Tuna) Can

Beautiful craftsmanship. A unique ornament, fun decoration, special holiday gift.... Handmade in Mexico.
3 1/2" diameter x 1 1/2" deep"
A1300 $36 each
Bobble Head Paper Mache Skeleton Senorita - handmade Mexican folk art

NEW Bobble Senorita Ornament

Papier mâché, 9" tall x 5.5" wide. Mexico
A2340 $24 each

 

 

NEW Bobble Cowboy Ornament

Papier mâché, 9" tall x 5.5" wide. Mexico
A2339 $24 each
Bobble Head Paper Mache Skeleton Cowboy
Catrina Paper Mache Ornament Skeleton Angel

NEW Catrina Papier Mâché Ornament

3.5 ”high x 5.5 wide x 5” deep. Mexico
A2342 $22 each

Angel Wired Skeleton Miniature

About 5 inches tall.
A2181 $28 each (out temporarily)

Paper cut Catrina ornaments

Paper Cut Catrina Ornaments

Beautiful hand cut ornaments from Peru. Approximately 4" tall. 2-piece set

N2091 $18 / set

felt skull ornament with rosy cheeks and beads purple pillow felt skull tree ornament felt skelton cat ornament

Felted Skull with Rosy Cheeks Ornament

Cute felted stuffed skull head. Hand appliqués and finished. 2" x 3" plus beaded dangles.
A2156 $8 each

Purple Pillow Skull Ornament

Adorable hand-stitched skull appliqué with beaded eyes, felt, 4" diameter. Ready to be hung!
A2155 14 each

Skeleton Cat Ornament

This purple booted frisky feline brings the spirit of our departed kitties into our homes during the holidays. Felted with hand-stitched appliqué details. Movable arms and legs. 8" tall
A2157 $26 each
clay dangling skeleton

Dangle Clay Skeleton Ornament

Hangable, long white skeleton with bright color details. Tied at all the joints. Not quite a wind chime but he's trying! Very finely painted. Classic Day of the Dead type folk art.
8" tall

A1221 $24 each

Repoussé

Our friends at Pilgrim Imports in Wisconsin are doing great work in many villages in Thailand. They are devoted to working with over 400 artisans, providing great working conditions and supporting home based family workshops and getting money directly into the artist's pockets. They produce gorgeous, hand hammered ornaments for the holidays or year round decorations. These delightful family workshops, where young workers are reviving old traditional repoussé metal work, are making ornate & whimsical ornaments for Day of the Dead. These collectible works of art are assemblage of brass, metal and copper, then hammered, soldered, beaded and etched.

Repousse metal work was introduced to Mexico during the French control of Mexico in the late 1800's and has been around ever since. Church decor, metal art, jewelry and tourist art still draws heavily from the repousse technique of hammering and stretching sheet metals into beautiful folk art.

Although this work isn't from Mexico, I thought our customers would like to assist this worthy project to support these talented artists, while enjoying their excellent craftsmanship.

Definition - Repoussé, method of decorating metals in which parts of the design are raised in relief from the back side by hammering and stretching the metal. The name repoussé is derived from the French pousser, “to push forward.” This ancient technique, which has been used extensively throughout the history of metalworking, achieved widespread popularity in Europe during the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. - http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/498439/repousse

Repousee Sugar Skull Ornament

Mission statement: "At Pilgrim Imports, Inc., we are working together for good with over 400 individuals in several countries. It is our corporate policy to guarantee the well-being and rights of those individuals who labor to make the products we sell. Their rights to make a living are first and foremost. We have a commitment to ethical sourcing which refer to laws, regulations, child labor, collective bargaining, discipline, discrimination, wages, benefits, health, safety and the environment. In light of this we make sure people have a job and access to markets. In this way we can continue to enable the craftspeople and workers who make the product can continue to make a fair and living wage."

Repoussé Sugar Skull Ornament 

This fanciful sugar skull has beading on both sides. A mixture of twisted wire, flowers & leaves, hearts & crosses decorate this smiling skull. 2.5" x 3.5"
A2311 $20
Repousse Skeleton Motorcyclist Ornament Repousse Skeleton Bone Dog Ornament

Repousse Catrina Skeleton Ornament

NEW Repoussé Motorcycle Ornament

Motorcycle aficionados will love this intricate, hand hammered skeleton on his souped up cycle. Makes a nice "guy" present. This 3D piece is equally elaborate on both sides. 4" x 3.5"
A2312 $22 each

NEW Repoussé Bone Dog Ornament

The detail work on this skeleton dog is astounding on both sides... it's like a piece of jewelry with the colored stones, beaded tail and hand cut bone assemblage. A wonderful gift for a Day of the Dead dog lover who can enjoy the bone dog all year long. 4" x 3.5"
A2313 $22 each

NEW Repoussé Catrina Ornament

The catrina skeleton is the classic, iconic Mexican skeleton made famous by Guadalupe Posada. Representing the rich French who ruled Mexico in the late 1800's, this catrina boasts her big ostrich feathered hat, and fancy dress. Mixed metals, 5" x 2.5"
A2314 $20
Repousee Virgin of Guadalupe Ornament Repousse Skeleton Mariachi Ornament

Repousse Novios (skeleton bride & groom) ornament

NEW Repoussé Guadalupe Ornament

Elegant and graceful, this gorgeous Virgin is nestled between exquisitely beaded latticework. She's made from copper, brass & metal that's been hammered with pretty patterns. The Juan Diego angel is at her feet surrounded by roses. 3" x 5"
A2315 $22 each

NEW Repoussé Mariachi Ornament

This skeleton mariachi is playing a serenade on his gold guitar! This mariachi, in copper, metal and brass, has a fancy decorated guitar, jeweled boots and adorned outfit. Back side is beaded too. 4.5" x 3"
A2316 $20 each

NEW Repoussé Novios Ornament

Remember a wedding or anniversary with this elaborate skeleton couple. Novios are beaded & worked on both sides although front is primary. Bony kneed groom has fancy shoes and carries his bouquet carrying bride across the threshold. 4" x 3"
A2317 $22 each

Muertos Papel Picado Hydro-stone Ornaments

Are you crafty? Hydro-stone is one of the hardest and strongest gypsum cements and recommended for producing high quality art.

Approx. 2 1/2" x 4". Skeleton ornaments come unpainted for you to decorate and add ribbon. For best results, use acrylic paint.

A1316 $20 / 4 piece set (out)

4 hydrostone ornaments