Liven up your decor with our Muertos Cat sculptures. These artisan sculpted ceramic Kitties are influenced by Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead Traditions. Available in 2 sizes Large and Small. More than just another home accessory each kitty is a whimsical work of art that is hand-molded from ceramic and hand-painted by true artisans. If you love your pets and appreciate a little artisan crafted culture in your decor then look no further than our Muertos Animales ceramic sculptures. Hand painted Talavera patterns cover the back of their ears, as well the back of the head. The ceramic base is hand painted with the same matching Talavera patterns. Each Cat sculpture is individually hand painted by the very best Mexican Talavera artisans; located in Guanajuato Mexico.
Large- 18"length x 7"w x 15"h
Small- 11"length x 5"w x 10"h
*Both measurements include entire sculpture.
Features / What's Included.
Both Large and Small Muertos Cat sculptures are made up of 3 pieces. The head & the tail are both fixed with a thick metal pin that inserts to the body at either end. The base is fused to the to the body. The metal pins allows both the head and tail to swivel on the body, this unique feature allows you to display and adjust just the way that you prefer. All pieces are included with each sculpture.
The Artisan Process Behind Creating These Unique Sculptures.
This unique ceramic sculpture is hand sculpted from clay that is then high-fired in a large kiln. The ceramic sculpture goes through 2 baking process. The 1st bake allows the raw clay to dry and harden before it is hand-painted with Lead Free paint. The 2nd bake is done in high-fire kiln with protective glaze finish. The Glossy protective Glaze coat that is baked on in a high-fire kiln where temperatures reach 1200* - 1500*F. Indoor or outdoor display, hand painted, one of a kind, each piece may vary slightly, fair trade artisan crafted. The Ceramic is kiln fired with a glossy durable finish safe for outdoor display.
Talavera, A Cultural Artistry.
Each Muertos Cat sculpture is individually hand-painted by celebrated Talavera artisans of Guanajuato Mexico. We partner with this group of fair-trade artisans, to create several beautiful pieces of folk-art like the Muertos Cat sculptures. Their technique is inspired by the old-world painting style known as Talavera and Majolica, their talent in this artistry dates back centuries and has been passed down from one generation to the next.