Celebrate Day of the Dead year-round with our Posada Catrina ceramic coasters. These functional handmade trivets perfectly capture the character and culture of Mexican Folk art. Each trivet is artisan crafted with relief style painting, this is an artisan technique that gives the pattern a unique textured appearance. Collectors of authentic Dia de los Muertos artifacts will appreciate the artwork that is inspired by "La Calavera Catrina" cerca 1888. 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. Trivets are painted on all sides except bottom. Shop our entire collection of Day of the Dead inspired coaster sets available in several different colorful and unique designs.
4"squared x 3/4"thick
*measurements are of individual coaster.
The Inspiration behind Our Catrina Tiles
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.