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! Clay - hand molded & painted in tiny detail. Mexico
Itty Bitty Skeleton Nativity Set, 1/2" high figures CL331$42 /set
Skeleton Nativity Set Mini, 1" high figures
CL330 $54 / set (out temporarily)
Skeleton Nativity in Glass Box
Hand made, un-openable, hand-decorated glass box.
2" tall x 3" wide x 1 ½" deep. Mexico
Cool Skull Ornaments hang beautifully on holiday trees or hooks!
Sugar Skull Cookie Ornament
I love both these new ornaments! They are the nicest little new things I've found this year. These large sugar skull cookie ornaments are made from some kind of colored polymer clay and are topped with real fake sparkly sugar crystals. Their eyes and teeth really give them personality! 3.75" high with red ribbons on top. (if there's any color you don't want, please specify in Order Notes upon checkout).
I've just done my Christmas shopping! Everyone I know that runs with a old beat up Chevy pickup is getting one of these for their rear view mirror! These smiling calaveras are colorful, big and nicely made. 3.25" high. Separately, I bought some bright gift boxes so they make a wonderful gift. Assorted colors which come in a colorful gift box.
These mini piñata ornaments are exquisite handmade precious things that can be used as a hostess gift, party favors for weddings, fiesta decor or small Christmas tree gifts. It's so nice to find affordable traditional hand made folk art as an alternative to factory made junk. 6" across. Assorted colors. Mexico.
Clay Sugar Skull Ornaments
Awesome hand-painted ornaments. Very detailed. Each one is different!
3" high x 2.5" wide with hanger. Peru. Assorted colors.
Extra large, gorgeous laser cut sugar skulls are made from eco-friendly recycled cardboard. Great for your home or office. 24" diameter and 4" deep. Assembly required; instructions included - or watch the video! Made in the US.
I love these! Very cool to hang on your ofrenda, around a window or your front door. Watch them change color between purple, blue, magenta and turquoise. There are 10 sugar skull lights that extend to 11 feet long. I'm going to use mine on my Christmas tree too!
When you think Mexican food, one doesn't normally think of tuna - but the artist's family has had to eat way too many cans of tuna fish the past couple years in order to get enough cans for these Day of the Dead skeleton nativities. There's not much space in a can, but the Holy Family is visited by angels hanging on the walls. Very unusual piece of folk art and great gift for the nativity collector in your life! 3 1/2" diameter x 1 1/2" deep. Mexico.
This skeleton chef prefers fried fish over tamales! Her big, fashion forward movable earrings compliment her chef hat, floral dress and gold high heels. Her fish wiggles as she grips it with her oven mitt before sautéing it in her French gold skillet in a reduction tamarind & wine sauce. Great gift for any of your DoD loving friends who love to eat!
Bike aficionados will love this intricate, hand hammered skeleton on a souped up cycle. This 3D piece is equally elaborate on both sides. Yes, the wheels turn! 5" tall x 4" wide (+ 2 1/4" hanger.)
A2312 $24 (out temporarily)
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.
Repoussé 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 repoussé 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.
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"
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 $22each (out temporarily)
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"
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"
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"
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 (out temporarily)
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.