Monday, 2 November 2009

Dia de los Muertos

Could not let November 2 pass without mentioning the much celebrated around here Dia de los Muertos.
And the incredible crafts, altars and papel picados created for this occasion.

Two examples from etsy :

Lamps from Broken Brushes

Jewelry from Bionic Unicorn

Some might not be familiar with this and find it gaudy or macabre.
Not more than Halloween if you ask me...

(comment laisser passer l'occasion de parler du Jour des Morts. la tradition est bien vivante (elle) ici et pretexte a de superbes creations. kitsch? macabre? perso, j'adore le cote art populaire et ultracoloré. et le fait de dedramatiser la mort. voilou!)