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Made famous by Mexican print maker Posada's zinc etching (1910-13).  The image depicts a female skeleton dressed with a large hat, reflective of European styles of the early 20th century.   She is offered as a satirical portrait of those Mexican natives who were ashamed of their indigenous origins and dressed imitating the French style while wearing a lot of makeup to make his/her skin look whiter.  She also symbolizes the contrast between the upper and lower classes, for times were cruel.  She, in particular, has become an icon for the Mexican Dia de los Muertos.


So come dressed as

Catrina & Catrin

at this year's celebration!

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