La Gatita Catrina | La Leoperda

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Las Gatitas Catrinas or the Catwomen Catrinas are part of a very limited edition sculptures within our Catrina Elegante collection. Each with a different wild cat inspiration, pattern, and personality. This piece of cultural art is hand sculpted from raw clay, after sculpting and shaping the catrina it is then kiln fired for several hours in a traditional large red brick oven. After the kiln fire is completed, the sculpture is intricately painted by hand with a leopard pattern with a satin finish.

Shop all of the La Gatita Catrina sculptures in our Catrina Eleganté Collection.

Important Receiving Clause.
Individual Catrina Eleganté are extremely fragile and delicate. Therefore Zenwaro fulfillment team has developed very specific handling information and instructions. These instructions and policies are provided to individual customers and require purchasing customers full consent to follow receiving instructions and understanding of tested handling protocols before moving to the packaging and order fulfillment stage. 


The Pantera La Leoperda Catrina is made up of three pieces.

  • Her head with flowing hair are a solid piece with a long metal pin which inserts into the neck of the Catrina's body. 
  • COA(certificate of authenticity) signed by the artist Marcos Perez, confirming that it is an original work of art. 


Dimensions | Weight | Specifications

  • 20"tall x 5"wide x 5"depth / 50cm x 13cm x 15cm
  • Weight: 5Lbs | 2.25Kg.
  • *Measurements account for the entire sculpture.

How It's Made

This Catrina is hand sculpted from raw earthenware. After several hours of sculpting and shaping the catrina the raw clay figures. Each figure is then placed in a large traditional red brick oven/kiln that is heated naturally by wood. Individual Catrina figures are fired and cured for several hours. Once properly cured and dried the individual sculptures and their components(accents) are hand painted with a mixture of life-like colors that compliment the raw emotion / look / style or to detail and or extent, depending on the commissioned work. Marcos Perez is the lead sculptor and painting artist for each original Catrina figure. He leads a small group of creative apprentices from his family and greater artisan community of Patzcuaro, Michoacán Mexico. Sr. Perez is a celebrated, accomplished, and award winning artist.

All of the sculptures within our Catrina Elegante collection are original works of art, each is created to represent several different facets of life, beliefs, professions and culture both present and past.

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Artisan Story

Marcos Perez lives in the state of Michoacán Mexico. As a visual artist Sr. Perez uses the untamed natural beauty of this lush forested territory as a constant inspiration for the Catrina figures that he sculpts and paints by hand. This authentic Catrina sculpture is part of our Catrina Elegante Collection. Señor Perez leads a small group of creative apprentices from his family and greater artisan community of Michoacán. He is a celebrated, accomplished, and award winning artist. His studio grants apprenticing opportunities that provide artists in his community an opportunity to practice their work.

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Care & Handling
Hand-Crafted (FPO)