We have an amazing and, we think, the most complete and impressive collection of Catrinas in all of Mexico! From 4 inches to 4 feet in every imaginable attire.
From funny to scary, ugly to beautiful, large and small alike, perusing our huge selection is an experience all its own. Ask any of our staff to get one out for you and tell you about its meaning and about the artist who created it.
The word catrina is the feminine form of the word catrín, which means “elegant”. Typically depicted in an ornate hat fashionable at the time, the figure is intended to show that despite their pretensions to superiority, the rich and fashionable are as susceptible to death as anyone else.
Did you know?
Catrinas are made all over Mexico. They were originally inspired by the famous “La Calavera Catrina” etching by Jose Guadalupe Posada, which depicted a very well dressed woman at the turn of the century as a skeleton. However, the Catrina was made popular by a Diego Rivera mural.
Since then, Catrina has come to symbolize not only El Día de los Muertos but also the Mexican willingness to laugh at death itself.
NOTE: Items shown throughout the web site are samples of the vast inventory that we carry.
As almost all items are unique pieces of art, not all pieces are always available or exactly as shown.