These unique skeleton marionettes are the perfect indoor or Day of the Dead figurines for outdoor decoration this Halloween season. The skeleton figurines' vivid, bold colors will catch the eye of anyone passing by or visiting your home and make them smile. The Halloween miniatures are made of pine wood and therefore very light, so they are perfect for hanging on the wall or from the ceiling, or for place on your mantlepiece. They are 13.5 inches tall - the ideal size to be noticeable without being difficult to store and/or display.
These figurines are unique and a reflection of the interesting artisan who carves and paints them. The Mayan worldview has always had the underworld very present. For them, the underworld was only part of the path of life. They did not see it as a place full of suffering and pain, but as a place with energy, full of magical beings and sorcery, but always with risks, just like the real world. Xibalbá is the name of the Mayan underworld and it was governed by a council of gentlemen. These characters tested the brave people who dared to descend and face them.
When our artisan partner heard these stories, he began carving colorful, unique figures that represent these mystical beings. The results are these hand carved Day of the Dead figurines covered in vivid floral patterns. He also decided to add some fun to his figures by carving them into fun and unusual positions.
Please note that due to the nature of these items, they may vary slightly in tone and size, as do all handmade products.
Material: Pine wood
Dimensions: 13.5" H x 3.5" W
Handmade in Guatemala
Directly from the artisan
Care and Maintenance:
Wipe down with a damp cloth. Keep away from extreme temperatures.