The famed holiday of the dead, Día de Muertos, has been practiced by Mesoamerican cultures for 3,000 years. It is difficult to put into words the importance of this holiday in Mexico. The Aztecs used to celebrate for the entire ninth month of their calendar. Still, each year on the first days of November, graves are ornamented with decorative skulls, marigolds, candied pumpkin, tamales, pan de muerto, toys, catrinas, mescal, and more.
It wasn't until the 20th century that Northern Mexico, historically beyond the reach of the Aztecs, began to practice Día de Muertos. Our pieces here were created in the states of Puebla, Michoacan, Guanajuato, and Jalisco, where the Day of the Dead has been celebrated for as long as history demonstrates its existence.