A cat-lovers mug that will be the topic of conversation during coffee break! Each of our Muertos Kitty mugs are hand thrown from ceramic and 100% free-hand painted by true artisans. A unique handmade vessel for your preferred warm beverage that celebrates your love for a furry friend and the beautiful celebrations Dia de los Muertos. Rich red background with Skeleton Kitty hand painted in center of mug. Lead free paint designed and crafted in conjunction with our fair trade artisans from Guanajuato Mexico. Our artisan crafted mugs are available in three different designs and multiple colors.
Capacity | Dimensions.
8 ounces | 4.5"h x 3.5"diameter x 4.5"depth (with handle).
The Artisan Process Behind Creating Unique Ceramic Vessels.
Made from real "lead free" terra-cotta that is thrown and sculpted by hand and kiln fired with protective glaze. Every mug is twice baked in a high-fire kiln at 1200* - 1500*F the 2nd bake is done in with protective glaze finish. This traditional terra-cotta and kiln firing method will hold the temperature of your hot beverage longer than normal mugs crafted from porcelain. Lead free paint and ceramic, safe to hold liquid or food. Handmade by skilled fair-trade artisans. Safe for microwave, dishwasher safe(top shelf preferred), oven safe. Hand-thrown ceramic and high fire glaze is very durable and will not erode or fade, nor easily scratch.
Muertos Kitties, The Meaning Behind the Artwork.
The Muertos Kitty hand painted character / figure is a Zenwaro signature design. Each of the love-able boney characters are inspired by our love for all animals especially Dogs and Cats, as well as our endless infatuation with Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). This sacred and very old holiday is celebrated throughout Mexico and other parts of Latin America. The meaning behind Day of the Dead is often misunderstood, due to its name and the postmortem style art that surrounds November 1st and 2nd. But the beauty, essence, and true meaning of this holiday exists in paying homage and celebrating a loved one's entire life. During the multi-day festivities cemeteries are decorated and outfitted for a lively celebration. Family members bring their deceased loved one all of their favorite foods and decorate their altars with fresh flowers and handmade colorful decorations.
If the tradition of Dia de Los Muertos is to honor and celebrate loved ones who have passed away. Pets are considered family and most certainly considered "loved ones", and it is heartbreaking to say goodbye. We created these mugs with a Dia de Los Muertos inspired doggie so you can remember and honor your furry companion(s) while enjoying your favorite warm beverage everyday.