A skull necklace, thought to provide protection and good luck will be the start of many conversations. These kitsch, miniature calavera skulls are surrounded by a wreath of hand-painted metal flowers, like traditional Mexican paper flowers, Premium crystal accents and bronze metal finish transmit quality and craftsmanship. Size: 18" long with a 2" extender. Ready to gift. Free ship. Order online or 800-935-1935
The spirits awaken! Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, is celebrated throughout Mexico and South America. For two days, food and festivities are prepared to honor and remember friends and family who have passed. In many homes, an ofrenda (alter) is made, decorated with candles, flowers, wildflowers, fruit, plates of mole, tortillas and toys. Folk art skeletons and decorated skulls adorn everything. It is believed that the gates of heaven open on Oct 31 and the spirits of beloved deceased are allowed to reunite with their family for two days. The Day of the Dead's folklore has been an inspirational source for art, some of its symbols blended with those of Halloween, occurring on the same date.