The House of Life-Botanicals

La Calavera Catrina-Dia De Los Muertos Oak & Mugwort Doll- 2

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This nature spirit doll by Jörd of the North Spirit Creations, was crafted with supreme respect for the traditions of Dia De Los Muertos  

💀 Calavera is Spanish for “skull” and in Mexico, it has a much deeper meaning. There is a long tradition of art depicting skeletons in Mexico. Calaveras means skulls and by extension of course skeletons. Dia De Los Muertos is not celebrated on Halloween and it is not tied to this now secular day of trick or treating.

💀 All over Mexico, people paint their faces as incredibly beautiful skulls to celebrate the Day of the Dead. The skull face paint represents their ancestors who have passed on and celebrates the beauty and the necessity of death.  La Catrina is the name used by the women of Mexico when they paint their faces to resemble skulls.

🌳 The oak is considered a cosmic storehouse of wisdom embodied in its towering strength. 

🍂 “Mugwort opens up chambers of ancient memory within the brain, bringing to one's dream life stirring visions of past and future that overflow with magical imagery. The symbols that dance through your mugwort-touched dreams pull out the cobwebs of our forgetfulness and assist us in remembering old, unwritten ways of healing and living that attend to the needs of spirit and soul.”

Judith Berger- Herbal Rituals 

🍂 Mugwort’s  ability to initiate folks onto the path of healing with earth medicine, her affinity with a woman's wombspace and an amazing ability to open one to dream work and visions Makes this herb spirit doll a welcome friend and Ally  

🍂In other words, when finding and working in states of deep vision and dream work, sometimes it can be frightening and we don't always wish to look, but the mugwort seems to allow you to hold a lantern to the abyss.   You can go deep in your mind, and easily- this nature spirit creation is a great ally for those who use dreams and visions as tools in their daily lives. 

🍂The ”Calavera Catrina” Mugwort Nature Spirit is approx. 13 in tall by 7 in. wide. The Star is 10 in wide with matching raffia.   

🍂She has an oak stem and mugwort dried herb body, faux skull head, Cotton sugar skull printed dress, feathers and raffle.  Star is made from double twig mugwort stems.