The Squeaking Tribe

Day-of-the-Dead Señor – Mexican Fiesta Marionette Puppet


The Day of the Dead

The Mexican festival of Dia de los Muertos is a celebration honouring the dead which has found a strong contemporary aesthetic in the West over recent years. Popularised in animated movies such as “The Book of Life” and “Coco”, the colour and pattern of the traditional artefacts are becoming a common sight among our Costume Culture and tattooed inkwork.

Originally designed in 2012 as boutique merch for Australian singer/songwriter Kasey Chambers, our DOTD Mariachis and Senoritas enjoy a range of colour and textile as diverse as the festival which inspired them. Indeed, the Mariachis wear hats specifically designed and made for us in Mexico to maintain an authenticity they would otherwise lack. The Senoritas themselves sport a colourful array of flowers, lace and jewellery that would make Frida Kahlo swoon!

Cultural Creations: History and Mythology collide in the Crucible of World Culture!

From the Dawn of Time, humankind has strived to understand its place in the Universe through story, philosophy, language, technology and the Arts. Through the eras, every civilisation, big or small, has developed tools to understand the world around them and from their recorded Lore have we found a seemingly endless wellspring of inspiration with which to hone our skills in textiles and costuming. The multi-faceted pageantry of our ancestral roots is celebrated here!

Marionette in doll form is approximately 25cm in height or 60cm when strung.


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