La Catrina market bag is made from plastic woven materials with thick comfortable straps. Traditionally this style of mesh bag was convenient for outdoor marketing, now it service many purposes. Well designed mesh bags like this one is perfect for lugging goods to any occasion, for example, the beach, weekly farmer markets, the grocery store, picnic or shopping malls its useful to carry so much. Shop for a vibrant useful companion today.
Vibrant colored multi-purpose mesh bags. $23.00
LA CATINA BACK STORY
The relationship of Mexico’s culture with La Catrina is a very unique one. La Catrina has become the icon of Mexico, the representation of Mexico’s day of the dead. Originally called La Calavera Garbancera, she was created by José Guadalupe Posada as a broadside. It was meant to point out those who were ashamed of their indigenous origins by dressing up like the French or Europeans and wearing makeup to make their skin look lighter, almost white.
“La Catrina has become the referential image of Death in Mexico, it is common to see her embodied as part of the celebrations of Day of the Dead throughout the country; she has become a motive for the creation of handcrafts made from clay or other materials, her representations may vary, as well as the hat.” – J.G. Posada
Mr. Posada was responsible for introducing the character of La Catrina, but it wasn’t until 1947 Diego Rivera painted the mural, “Sueño de una Tarde Dominical en la Alameda Central(Dream of a Sunday afternoon along central Alameda) that the popularity of La Catrina spread throughout Mexico.