Tzompantli was the name given to the altars of the Mesoamerican cultures. In these altars, a number of human cranes were arranged as decoration for the deceased. When the Spaniards arrived to Mexico, a lot of “religious traditions” from the native people were eradicated and transformed. Mexico´s new catholic traditions for the celebration of the dead changed into a technique called “alfeñique”, a process of elaborating human crane shapes from sugar cane, decorating them with different colors and shapes. Artisans who develop these pieces come from Morelos, Guanajuato and Estado de Mexico.
|MATERIAL||HQ Cotton Paper/Piezoelectric inkjet printing|
|MEASUREMENTS||21" X 15"/ 53 X 38 CM|
|ART TECHNIQUE||Graphic Art|
|FRAMING||Includes picture-framing mat. Main frame NOT included (for illustrative purposes only)|
|NOTE||All art prints are individually stamped and shipped by artist as a guarantee of authenticity|
|SHIPPING COURSE||Allow 10 days for shipping|
CREATING JOBS IN MEXICO TO KEEP FAMILIES TOGETHER