Small Sugar Skull

Small Sugar Skull<br>PUEBLA
Item# cb285
$7.00, 12/$78.00

Small Sugar Skull<br>PUEBLA
$7.00 ea or 12 for $78.00 (6.50 ea)
1.5"L x 2"W x 2"H. Asst Colors.

The technique to make traditional sugar skulls is to melt the sugar in a copper pot (to prevent caramelizing), the liquid is then poured into a ceramic mold and cooled.
The result is a skull that has a waxy-looking finish, not a granulated sugary feel.
Three-Dimensional and hollow.


Handcrafted by the QUINTANA family from MEXICO, sugar skull artisans for five generations! Highly recognizedin Mexico, the Quintana's have been featured in documentaries, calendars and have won many national folk art contests The molds to make the sugar skulls were inherited by the great grandfather who made the molds in the late 1800's. In artisan families the molds are passed down from generation as family heirlooms. Now the young fifth generation of Quintana’s are learning the family tradition! Sugar skulls are a Mexican tradition made during Dia de los Muertos ( Day of the Dead) celebrated in Mexico during Nov. 1 & 2.They are used to decorate altars or tombs or can be given away as presents to those who are still alive. The tinfoil on the forehead is where you write the person’s name you have dedicated the skull to. Remember the dead are never forgotten because once a year they visit the earth to share the fruits and flowers with the living!