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La Catrina an Icon of the Day of the Dead

La Catrina and Icon of the Day of the Dead

Posada2.CatrinaLa Calaveras Catrina by Jose Guadalupe Posada

Jose Guadalupe Posada created the lovely and timeless La Calaveras Catrina (The Catrina Skull) or just La Catrina. Posada was a Mexican revolutionary graphic artist in the late 19th-20th centuries. La Catrina has the European style ornate hat that was popular among the upper classes in the late 19th century. Many of the indigenous women of the time were so influenced by the European styles they started not wearing their traditional clothes and even wore makeup to make their skin look lighter. La Catrina was Posadas reminder to all that regardless of class or stature death equalizes everyone in the end.


katrinas chtLa Catrinas made of paper mache at Coast Hwy Traders


The La Catrina is made from all kinds of materials including clay, wood, and paper mache (cartoneria). She is a prominent figure in Day of the Dead celebrations. She is featured in Day of the Dead altars, decorations, including large paper mache skeletons imitating the living.

Posada’s La Catrina has become the image of Death in Mexico and icon of the Day of the Dead celebrations.

ss pic skeletonsLa Catrina Statue

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weddingWedding Day La Catrina

holiday catrinaThe Coast Hwy Traders Mascot…La Catrina


La Catrinas at Coast Hwy Traders

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Coast Hwy Traders

530 S Coast Hwy 101

Encinitas Ca


Handmade Jewelry Artisan Market

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Coast Hwy Traders is having an Artisan Market on Saturday, June 27th 2015 from 10am to 4pm. Coast Hwy Traders has always supported the local artist and the Artisan Markets are a great opportunity to purchase handmade jewelry and support some very talented local artists. Throughout the year we will have these Artisan Markets with jewelry artists, painters, crafts, yard art and much more.


Artisan Market

Saturday June 27th 2015

10 am to 4pm

Featuring local jewelry artists Chula Maiz and Linda Deremo

 heart necklace by Linda dLinda Deremo Jewelry


Native American jewelry artist Linda Deremo uses high-quality natural semi-precious gemstones, natural turquoise, coral, hard to find spiny oyster shells (her favorite), crystals, lapis, and Elk along with fine silver to create beautiful Native American inspired jewelry. All of her jewelry is one-of-a-kind handmade collectable pieces. Come see new one-of-a-kind pieces created from Linda’s Summer Show collection inspired from Native American Traditions along with creative-contemporary influences.


 chula maiz aztec necklaceChula Maiz Jewelry

Chula Maiz jewelry is inspired by the colors of nature, culture, and life. ChulaMaiz  is a play on words, the name ChulaMaiz was created from playing with the catchy name of a Mexican corn snack, churritos, named Churrumais and combining two words that identify the collection. Chula meaning charming, cute and beautiful and Maiz, corn, as a symbol representing culture and roots. The words together create a line of jewelry and accessories that are unique, bold and fun.


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Coast Hwy Traders

530 S Coast Hwy 101

Encinitas Ca


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