Hand Sculpted Thriller Catrina
Hand Sculpted Thriller Catrina
Hand Sculpted Thriller Catrina
Hand Sculpted Thriller Catrina

Hand Sculpted Catrina | Thriller

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The finest sculpted folk-art inspired by Day of the Dead and the creativity of a pop music legend are perfectly intertwined into one astonishing Catrina sculpture. This finely hand sculpted ceramic Catrina is inspired by the Michael Jackson Thriller album released in November of 1982. The Thriller Catrina is an original work of art designed by Zenwaro and created by the renowned and very talented Delgado Perez of Michoacan Mexico.

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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 Thriller Catrina is made up of three pieces.

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


Dimensions | Weight | Specifications

  • 26"tall x 6"wide x 5"depth | 66cm x 15cm x 13cm
  • Weight: 10Lbs | 4.5Kg
  • *Measurements account for the entire sculpture.

How It's Made

One of the largest Catrina figures within our Catrina Eleganté Collection this original work of art stands 26"tall. Countless hours have gone into sculpting the Thriller Catrina to perfection. From the tiny zippers and other details on the infamous red leather jacket to the dozens of delicate curly strands reminiscent of Michael's iconic hair style. This Catrina is brought to life by the artists impeccable talent to hand paint each element with great precision and stunning detail. This is authentic Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) folk art imitating life, after death.

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.

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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)