Ceramic Coaster set | Retro Catrina

A splendid fusion of color and culture are cleverly blended into this 4 piece ceramic coaster set. Each trivet is hand painted in a different color combination (Lime, Turquoise, Yellow, & Orange). The artwork that is hand-painted on each trivet was adapted from vintage era Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada. Hand crafted from ceramic that is high-fired with durable protective glaze. Made from Dense and durable ceramic that is kiln fired with protective glaze. Each trivet is fitted with cork padding on bottom. Safe for high heat / kitchen use.

4"squared x 3/4"thick
*measurements are of individual coaster. 

The Inspiration Behind Our Muertos Coasters

This authentic trivet / coaster set is a San Miguel Collection signature design. Fusing retro funky colors and the vintage art of old Mexico seemed fitting for this trivet set. Part Andy Warhol, part Day of the Dead felt like a perfect match and a new twist to an essential home accessory. The original Catrina artwork on each trivet was adapted from José Guadalupe Posada (the father of the Catrina). ”La Calavera Catrina" was originally sketched in 1888 by one of Mexico’s first & most infamous satirical cartoonist José Guadalupe Posada.

Father of the Catrina | A folk-art Hero From Mexico

Born in a small town located in the state of Aguascalientes, Mexico on February 2, 1852. As a boy Posada was educated by his older brother Cirilo, who was a “campasino” school teacher of sorts. Cirilo taught his younger brother how to read, write, and draw. This small but significant bit of education would prove to be a critical asset to Posada as he matured to become a Mexican political printmaker and engraver. Posada’s work has influenced many Latin American artists and cartoonists because of its satirical acuteness and social engagement. He used skulls, calaveras, and skeletons to make political and cultural critiques.

Collections: Day Of The Dead, Gifts, Tierra

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