El Dorado Imports has for 20+ years created a very successful wholesale business now headquartered in Jalisco, Mexico. We work mostly with families and indigenous groups throughout the country who have been creating these traditional products for generations. We have visited their Talleres and established our relationships based on honesty, good working conditions, quality product control and their ability to fulfill orders in a timely manner.
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La Catrina was created to make a metaphorical representation of the upper class of Mexico before The Revolution. Later it became the official symbol of death on November 2nd (Day of the Dead celebration). The word catrina is the feminine form of the word catrín, which means elegant. The figure, depicted in an ornate hat and gowns,fashionable at the time, is intended to show that the rich and famous, despite their pretensions to importance, are just as susceptible to death as anyone else. These figures are a must in every home, with their sense of identity, customs and roots in Mexican families.
Calavera is Spanish for skull and can refer to a number of cultural phenomena associated with the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead. This image is also created in sugar and is passed around as treats during this traditional day to honor the dead.
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