These skeletons are inspired by Latin America Day of the Dead folk art and the works of the great Mexican graphic artist, Jose Guadalupe Posada (1857-1913). Posada was best known for his "calaveras", skeletons that actively engage in everyday activities and, with humor and irony, show the absurdity of the human condition.
His work was based on the traditional art of All Souls' Day (held on the second of November since the late thirteenth century), but Posada made his skeletons more lively and more political.
Folk art is not a static form, but as an expression of the soul of a people, is a forever changing commentary on contemporary life. Each mug comes with an informative insert.
11 oz. ceramic mug.
Dishwasher and microwave safe.