Sporting dangly earrings of natural turquoise, this Catrina is glamorous. The talented Oscar Figueroa Escorcia in Mexico crafts this original pendant necklace from Taxco sterling silver, with oxidized areas enhancing the detail. The pendant centers a sterling cable chain.
The original "La Calavera Catrina" was a zinc etching created by the artist José Guadalupe Posada in Mexico around 1910. Posada created the character, a female skeleton with an elegant hat, as a satirical portrait of Mexican natives who aspired to European style and denied their own heritage. The Catrina has since become an emblem of Mexico's Day of the Dead celebration and a popular folk-art subject.
Made in Mexico.
Necklace: Necklace length: 17.75" L
Necklace width: 2 mm W
Pendant(s): 0.8" L x 0.4" W
Materials: 925 sterling silver, turquoise
Natural stone - some variations in color and/or pattern are to be expected