Photographer's Note

Under the boutique canopy featuring out and inside views of these now-commercialized icons of ancestrally-received wisdom celebrating the 'Dia de Muertos'.
These puppets became worldwide famous due to the merger of Mexico's Prehispanic ideologies, the Mexican people's historical focus on death; that is their willingness to both laugh at it and embrace it with a loving familiarity and of course, the classism prevalent in the Mexican society.
Consequently the Catrina became the embodiment of death as a neutralizing force between the rich and the poor and a powerful symbol of the Day of Death.
Inspired of the Yucatan Times.

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