Paper Mache Mexican Folk Art Skeletons

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Day of the Dead was a few months ago, but who can resist the charm of smiling skeletons? The paper mache figures of Mexico come in so many styles and colors but these beautiful skeletons, doing the work of street vendors,  are really exceptional. Made by a family in Mexico City, they convey joy in their actions and their dress. They are about 14″ tall and stand on wooden bases, so they don’t tip over. This one is available right here, but there are several others on the website that inspire, as well.

Or, if  you are looking for an unusual wedding gift, how about this gorgeous couple? This couple comes from another part of Mexico, Michoacan, and their faces and style are slightly different from the Mexico City figures.  They are about 12″ tall and are available right here.

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Above photos taken by Brenda Johnson of www.bjohnsonphotos.com.

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