Santa Muerte

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x 14.00" 
Hahnemühle Bamboo Paper
Edition of 20
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Santa Muerte, Spanish for Saint Death, is a sacred figure and feminine skeletal folk saint venerated primarily in Mexico and the United States. Santa Muerte, the name in Spanish, literally translates to “Saint Death” or “Holy Death.” Since the pre-Columbian era Mexican culture has maintained a certain reverence towards death, which can be seen in the widespread commemoration of the syncretic Day of the Dead. Elements of that celebration include the use of skeletons to remind people of their mortality. Santa Muerte generally appears as a female skeletal figure, clad in a long robe and holding one or more objects, usually a scythe and a globe.

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