Dia De Los Muertos Box
Dia de Los Muertos is steeped in rich traditions that have survived the conquest of the Spanish and colonization. Used by indigenous people to celebrate the return of their lost loved ones to the land of the living. It was adopted by the Catholic church and has transformed over the centuries. Today, altars come in many shapes and sizes but an authentic altar has to have these 7 elements: candle, copal, salt, papel picado, a glass of water, and an offering of food/drink, and a picture of your loved one.
Our Dia De Los Muertos box includes everything you need to properly celebrate the day of the dead. We’ve custom designed an altar set, 3 hand-made clay pieces, formed from actual pottery during the 1st Monte Albon period of Atzompa, Oaxaca (500 BC). The box also features a handpainted skull and other essential items to get you started. Included is a candle from Amor y Flor scented with the cempasuchil (marigold) flower which is displayed throughout the streets of Mexico during this celebration.
What’s in the box:
- (1) Hand Painted Calavera Skull (4 in x 4 in x 5 in)
- (1) Copalero (Incense Burner)
- (1) Velero (Candle Holder)
- (1) Salero (Salt Holder)
- (1) Set of Papel Picado,
- (1) Cempasuchil Tea Light by Amor y Flor
- (1) 4 (oz) Bag of Copal Virgin
- (1) 4 (oz) Bag of Rock Salt
- (1) 4 (oz) Bag of Charcoal
Hand Painted Calavera Skull
Gustavo Rodrigo Ramirez belongs to the Nahuatl tribe, also known as the Aztec’s. He speaks Nahuatl and learned to paint from his father, who learned from his father. These clay skulls are beautifully painted in the style and tradition of his family and their homeland of Guerrero, Mx.
Alter Set: Copalero (Incense Burner), Velero (Candle Holder), Salero (Salt Holder)
These hand-made pieces were influenced by pottery that comes from the 1stMonte Albon period of Oaxaca. The native people were known as Zapotecas, and they celebrated this day by burning copal to purify the area, lighting a fire to help guide the souls, and using cal/salt to keep the souls pure during their visit. The round fat feet are a feature that many artifacts from that period displayed.
Hand stamped by artesanos from San Salvador Huixcolotla, Puebla. You have one set of Papel Picado string to hang in your house and decorate your alter.
Cempasuchil Tea Lights
Amor y Flor has put a lot of love into these candles. Scented in the traditional flower of Dia de los Muertos, the cempasuchil (marigold) flower can be seen and smelled throughout the streets of Mexico during this celebration. It’s said that the sweet fragrant smell of the cempasuchil is what helps guide our loved ones to our home.
Copal Virgin, Rock Salt, Charcoal
Copal is the resin/sap that comes from the tree and has been used for centuries in events and ceremonies as a way to cleanse the location, person, or event. The Copal Virgin is called so because it comes from inside of the tree and has a cleaner smell and burn then other copal’s. The Rock Salt is said to keep the soul pure while it is visiting us.
Enhance your experience with these amazing add-ons!
Add additional hand-painted Calavera skulls!
Members: $24; Non-Members:$30
Add a 10 oz. candle of Amor y Flor’s Cempasuchil, Sugar Skull or Pumpkin scent to your Dia de Los Muertos box.
Member Price: $12; Non-Member Price: $15
I am a happy member of My Cajita. I am so excited for this months box!! However, I am not to thrilled with the GOLD skull, how can I avoid getting that color?
I will pass on this months box…thank you!