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Re: Dia do los Muertos

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Ditte Wolff (dwolff.us)
Tue, 17 Sep 1996 17:08:44 -0600


>Date: Tue, 17 Sep 1996 17:06:47 -0600
>To:(Mark Alexander)mamjam
>From:dwolff.ca.us (Ditte Wolff)
>Subject:Re: Dia do los Muertos
>
>November 2 or 3rd is the usual time that Day of the Dead is celebrated.
>Oaxaca in the southern part of Mexico is the big area where it is
>observed. Check out Jose Guadalupe Posada for graphic images. Linoleum
>cuts, often political, satirical and social.. No holds barred. It is a
>time of remmebering family who have died and literally having a party for
>them. Candles, food, music, special bread, altars and today wonderful
>paper mache skulls, and little figure that are skeletons,dressed up, doing
>everything from playing in a band to getting married, riding a horse,
>driving a car, etc. All sizes and activities. Check out the folk art
>section of your public library for Mexico. En Calavera, The Papier-Mache
>Art of the Linares family, fabulous catalog from an exhibit at
>UCLA,Fowler Museum of Cultural History, (405 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles,
>California.90024-1549 ) Approx. $28.00 - absolutely wonderful, full of
>great images in color. Exhiibit was in 1994-95 and held over for several
>months.
>Have fun ---- Ditte
>