Truly special! This is fourth generation Aguilar Family work! The artist is Fran Garcia Vasquez. the transgender daughter of Demetrio Garcia Aguilar. Demetrio is the son of Josefina Aguilar. It is really exciting to see how these traditions are passed down within the family, and we love being a part of it even in just a small way. Fran has won awards for her work, including being an award recipient from the Friends of Oaxacan Folk Art juried award show, which recognizes and promotes the work of artists under the age of thirty. Fran has been invited to present her work internationally recently, both in Milan, Italy and in New York City. We love the level of careful detail in Fran's work. Beautifully crafted and magnificently painted, Fran's work is currently crafting some of the best work coming out from the Aguilar Family.
This Day of the Dead figurine features a traditional woman mourner, which is quite a creative twist on the Day of the Dead tradition that has been packed with unique detail. The mourner is holding a skull in her hands, along with a candle. She is wrapped in a traditional rebozo scarf, and has surrounded herself with marigolds. Marigolds are the traditional flowers that are used to decorate the altars that honor people's ancestors and other loved ones who have passed away. Mexican Folk Art at it's finest! Fran has done a great job sculpting this figure with the utmost detail. So cool, yet true to the traditions of Oaxaca!
Approximate measurements: 6 1/4" high x 2 3/8" wide x 2 1/4" deep