Calaveras

Across the State

Created by engraver José Guadalupe Posada, ‘La Catrina’ is now known in many countries around the world.

Purchase an iconic Mexican figure on Nieto Street

 

Calle Nieto

Take of piece of Aguascalientes home with you – a ‘calavera’ skull or skeleton is the ideal choice.

Aguascalientes is the birthplace of one of the most deeply-rooted traditions in Mexican culture – La Catrina.

 

She was created by José Guadalupe Posada and later baptized by the famous painter Diego Rivera. She is a national icon, constantly used to represent Death. Posada originally named her the Calavera Garbancera (the chick-pea vendor) satirizing indigenous people passing themselves off as Spanish by swapping corn for chick peas.

 

La Catrina has been a popular figure for over a century, appearing on traditional handicrafts including clay and ceramics.

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