The Adelita and Son Skeletons

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  • The Day of the Dead Adelita and Son Skeletons is a wire structured papier mache sculpture, also known as alambroide, handmade by Mario Moreno Contreras in his workshop located in beautiful Tlalpujahua, Michoacan.

  • Description:
  • The sculpture depicts a skeleton woman wearing a shotshell bandolier, holding hands with her skeleton son.
    Both figures are standing on a brown round base.
    Thanks to the versatility the wire structure gives the artist the skeletons' fingers are wire shaped and their rib cages and Adelita's skirt are hollow. Adelita's hair is made with braided ixtle strands coated with brown paint.

  • Sculpture Background:
  • Adelita Valverde was a nurse in the Cross Brigade formed to attend Francisco Villa's soldiers in the north of the Country during the Revolution War. In 1914 Adelita attended soldier Antonio del Rio Armenta who fell in love with her and composed the famous folk song La Adelita.
    Inspired by the song, her name was used to refer to the soldaderas (female soldiers), who became a vital force in the revolutionary war efforts. An adelita cooked, cared for the children, healed the wounded and fought in battle.

  • Signature:
  • Signed piece.

  • Technique:
  • Alambroide Technique.

  • Availability:
  • Inventory item.

  • Size:
  • 19 x 19 x 28 cms.      7.5 x 7.5 x 11 in. 

  • Weight:
  • 326 grams      11.6 ounces

  • List Price:
  • 255.00 USD

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  • Free shipping to Mexico, USA and Canada.
    A fee will be added to other Countries' shipments.

  • Packing:
  • Cardboard box.

  • Shipping Method:
  • Postal Express Service with tracking.

  • Delivery Time:
  • Mexico, USA and Canada: 8 - 12 business days.
    South America and Europe : 10 - 15 business days.
    Asia and Oceania: 12 - 18 business days.

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