Ofrendas as art

One aspect of Mexican culture that has always fascinated me is the custom of making ofrendas to honor the dead. (An ofrenda is a collection of physical objects–some sacred, others profane–placed on a ritual display, usually during the annual “Dia de los Muertos” celebration every 2 November, and many ofrendas are quite large and elaborate.) The Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas contains, among other things, an eclectic collection of ofrendas. Most of the museum’s ofrendas honor actual persons, but the one below honors Cri-Cri, a beloved Mexican cartoon character!

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s