Dancing Skeleton Tin Ornament
Size: 5.5" x 3"
Hand painted Tin, assorted colors
Made in Mexico
November 1 and 2, The Day of the Dead, also known as All Souls Day, is an important date on the Roman Catholic calendar to honor those who have passed. In Mexico, the occasion is marked by festive celebrations in honor of ancestors where it is tradition to present whimsical skeleton figures to one’s friends.
This item is an example of this irreverent folk art, intended to remind us of the connection between the worlds of the living and the hereafter, and to confront death with warmth and humor.