Penacho - Danzante de danzas prehispanicas, Queretaro, Mexico.

Danzante de danzas prehispanicas, Queretaro, Mexico by Jose Duque ~Faces of the World~ .

Dia de los Muertos - Day of the Dead - Celebration for gathering and pray and remember friends and loved ones who have passed on. Takes place November 1, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day (November 2). Celebration filled with bright color decorations including the popular sugar skulls.

High quality, hand made papier mache skeleton & sugar skull folk art to celebrate Dia de los Muertos from the leader in Day of the Dead merchandise for more than a decade.

Alebrije conejo ojos de canica - Alebrijes are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures.

Alebrije conejo ojos de canica - Alebrijes are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures. Created in Oaxaca, Mexico!

Alebrije.... I don't know what that means, or what this is made from, but I freakin' want it.

This is called an Alebrije. They are brightly colored Oaxacan-Mexican folk art sculptures. They originated with Pedro Linares.

Mexican Mermaid Sirena | This beautiful ceramic figure of a guitar playing mermaid was made by Jose Garcia Antonio of San Antonino Castillo Velasco, Oaxaca, Mexico. Seen at the Museo de Culturas Populares in Coyoacan, Mexico City.

This beautiful ceramic figure of a guitar playing mermaid was made by Jose Garcia Antonio of San Antonino Castillo Velasco, Oaxaca, Mexico. Seen at the Museo de Culturas Populares in Coyoacan, Mexico City

Carved, painted rabbit made of wood, Oaxaca, Mexico

Carved, painted rabbit made of wood, Oaxaca, Mexico Animals Reading Week

National Museum of Mexican Art, via Flickr. My culture chooses to embrace death instead of fearing it.

Last week was Day of the Dead so a visit to this special exhibition seemed timely. The quote is worth reading for some context. See nearby photos for more, it was quite a showcase.

Diego Rivera mural in the National Palace, Mexico City This mural depicts life in Michoacan, Mexico in pre-Hispanic times

Diego Rivera mural in the National Palace, Mexico City This mural depicts life in Michoacan, Mexico in pre-Hispanic times

Alebrijes lizard ? Yes! Alebrijes are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures. The first alebrijes, along with use of the term, originated with Pedro Linares.

Alebrijes lizard -Alebrijes are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures. The first alebrijes, along with use of the term, originated with Pedro Linares.

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