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Day of the Dead greeting card "American Gothic" Catrinas

Day of the Dead greeting card "American Gothic" Catrinas

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Iconic Art Meets Mexican Folk Tradition

This delightful Day of the Dead greeting card offers a playful twist on the famous "American Gothic" painting by Grant Wood. Created by Mexican artist Carlos Munoz from the Huichol Center for Cultural Survival in Jalisco, the card features a hand-embellished photographic print.
The iconic 1930s painting is reimagined with two smiling, well-dressed skeletal figures or "catrinas" taking center stage. In Mexican folklore, these calaca figures symbolize the celebration of life and death as two sides of the same cycle. While alive, people embrace life's joys, but when they pass on, they are joyfully remembered during the annual Day of the Dead festivities on November 2nd. The catrinas' fancy attire and cheerful demeanor capture this cultural tradition of honoring the departed with vibrant revelry.
The high-quality print is set against an embossed border, lending an elegant touch suitable for framing and display.
This unique card makes a thoughtful keepsake or gift for anyone appreciating masterful art fused with rich Mexican heritage. Celebrate the cycle of life while commemorating loved ones with this whimsical and culturally significant Day of the Dead greeting card.

  • Card:  7 1/2″W x 5 1/8″T. Includes envelope.
  • Suitable for framing
  • Hand embellished by the Indigenous Huichol People of Mexico
  • Fair Trade
  • Story cards included with each item.


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