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Chili Trensas Day of the Dead Tile
A 6 inch hand-painted Talavera Tile. Sorting the "chiles", setting them ready for the daily market. This is a colorful tile celebrating the day of the dead. The tile is raised, meaning the glaze is not completely flat, giving it body to the surface for a highlighted texture. This is a colorful tile celebrating the day of the dead. Traditionally in the Mexican culture people go to graveyards on the day of the dead (November 2nd), place food and meet at the place where their dead relatives rest.
Jose Guadalupe Posadas (1852 – 1913) a Mexican lithographer from the 18th century popularized the skeleton cartoons which later on transformed into lithographs. The main purpose of his work was political. The Catrina is a satirization of the upper class women during the 19th century, during Porfirio Diaz reign. Later on, his work was associated with the Mexican holiday "Dia De Los Muertos" or "Day of the dead".
- Handmade glazed tile
- 6" x 6" x .35"