Floral Ceramic Day of the Dead Skull Sculpture from Mexico, "Friendly Skull"
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The Mexican concept of the calavera, or skull, mocks the spectre of death with a colorful celebration of life. Eufrosia Pantaleon creates a whimsical Day of the Dead skull with vacant eyes and a toothy grin. Crafted of ceramic, the piece is hand-painted in festive colors with flowers and accent leaves.
Eufrosia has confronted adversity and hardship, but has still caused her strength to overcome every obstacle and continues to pursue her ceramic art with NOVICA.
Eufrosia uses traditional techniques taught by elder members of the Nahua community where she was born. The colorful style dates from the 1950s, but the ceramic tradition has its roots in pre-Hispanic times. The artisan passes down her knowledge to her children who will continue creating handicrafts of culturally significance.
Eufrosia's ceramics have become very popular. Sales with Novica have been so good that she is able to pay three neighbors in her Nahua community to assist her in painting them.
Eufrosia Pantaleon has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $600 and the most recent for $1500.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
Eufrosia encourages and supports a young mother who struggles from a hearing and speech disability.