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Galeria Quetzal
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Hispanic Art for Sale 
Day of the Dead Art from Mexico
El Día de los Muertos

"The Day of the Dead"
THE MEXICAN CELEBRATION OF EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS is derived from the Spanish and indigenous Mexican traditions.
Los dias de los muertos is a time when friends and family who have died are honored and great preparations are made for their returning spirits.
This is a joyous fiesta honoring the dead with bright colors, flowers, music, humor and folk art.

The Spaniards made the indigenous people of Mexico shorten their festival from two months to two days:
November 1st and 2nd to coincide with their festivals of All Saints and All Souls days.
The original festival is to honor the cycle of life. Death is a part of life, not an end but a stage in a constant cycle.
The skull is the symbol of the anticipation of renewed life. Life is a dream, a fleeting moment from which death awakens one.
Both are viewed as a continuing journey. We celebrate this journey every October and part of November at Galeria Quetzal
by bringing Skeleton art both folk and fine, into the gallery which culminates with our own celebration at Galeria Quetzal this
year 2014 on October 31st. On November 1st we will be open but I must attend the larger celebration near Gordon Square on
Saturday from 11am until 10pm. This year we are honoring a fellow gallery owner from Little Italy. We lost Wendy Swindell in
January. She was a wonderful, giving person, a close friend and colleague. We dedicate our "ofrenda" offering (altar) to Wendy.

THE FIGURINE CERAMICS OF THE AGUILAR FAMILY
The Aguilar Sisters are internationally known for their intricate ceramic figurines. There are four sisters who still create and
have pasted on their art to their children. Guillermina, Josefina, Concepcion and Irene all live in the small town of Ocotlan about a
45 minute bus ride outside of Oaxaca City, Mexico. Although the sisters specialize in Day of the Dead figurines they also do normal
live figures of Mexican folk life. As often as I can, once a year maybe, I travel to Mexico and always make a stop to see the new creations
of the Aguilar family. Below you can see nine examples of their Day of the Dead figurines.


PURPLE ANGEL
$148

MERMAID QUEEN
$385

LADY WITH TURKEY
$248
 




FRIDA KAHLO WITH PARROTS
$185

SKELETON WITH RED DEVILS
$168

SKELETON WITH FLOWERS
$225


If you have any questions or wish to purchase, please email or call.

We have 4 pages of Day of the Dead items

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