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Skeleton Boxes

Skeleton boxes or Day of the Dead nichos are used in Mexico to decorate alters which are constructed to honour the souls of dead friends and relatives. These nichos take the form of handmade wooden boxes with front and top windows containing scenes and figures relevant to El Dia de los Muertos. They are painstakingly carved, painted and decorated resulting in unique, intricate works of art.
 




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Roughly 175mm x 65mm x 37mm
Handmade - each box unique

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Large Nicho (LB127)

Large Nicho LB127
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Large Nicho (LB139)

Large Nicho LB139
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Large Nicho (LB141)

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Large Nicho (LB147)

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Large Nicho (LB153)

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Large Nicho (LB161)

Large Nicho LB161
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Large Nicho (LR111)

Large Nicho LR111
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Large Nicho (LR117)

Large Nicho LR117
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Large Nicho (LR119)

Large Nicho LR119
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Large Nicho (LR126)

Large Nicho LR126
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Large Nicho (LR154)

Large Nicho LR154
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Large Nicho (LR163)

Large Nicho LR163
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Medium Nichos

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Roughly 100mm x 68mm x 45mm
Handmade - each box unique

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Medium Nicho (MBL120)

Medium Nicho MBL120
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Medium Nicho (MBL126)

Medium Nicho MBL126
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Medium Nicho (MRL39)

Medium Nicho MRL39
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Medium Nicho (MRL107)

Medium Nicho MRL107
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Medium Nicho (MRL118)

Medium Nicho MRL118
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Medium Nicho (MRL123)

Medium Nicho MRL123
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Medium Nicho (MRL132)

Medium Nicho MRL132
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Medium Nicho (MRL142)

Medium Nicho MRL142
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Medium Nicho (MRL143)

Medium Nicho MRL143
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Medium Nicho (MRL149)

Medium Nicho MRL149
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Medium Nicho (MRL157)

Medium Nicho MRL157
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Medium Nicho (MRL286)

Medium Nicho MRL286
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Medium Nicho (MRL305)

Medium Nicho MRL305
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Medium Nicho (MRL306)

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Medium Nicho (MRL309)

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Medium Nicho (MRL313)

Medium Nicho MRL313
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Medium Nichos

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Roughly 75mm x 105mm x 45mm
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Medium Nicho (MBP102)

Medium Nicho
MBP102
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Medium Nicho (MBP107)

Medium Nicho
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Medium Nicho (MBP119)

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Medium Nicho (MBP125)

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MBP125
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Medium Nicho (MBP127)

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Medium Nicho (MRP100)

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MRP100
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Medium Nicho (MRP103)

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Medium Nicho (MRP104)

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MRP104
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Medium Nicho (MRP105)

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MRP105
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Medium Nicho (MRP107)

Medium Nicho
MRP107
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Small Nichos

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Roughly 80mm x 52mm x 38mm
Handmade - each box unique

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Small Nicho (SB113)

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Small Nicho (SB118)

Small Nicho SB118
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Small Nicho (SR9)

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Small Nicho (SR43)

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Small Nicho (SR108)

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Small Nicho (SR120)

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Small Nicho (SR123)

Small Nicho SR123
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Small Nicho (SR124)

Small Nicho SR124
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Small Nicho (SR126)

Small Nicho SR126
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Small Nicho (SR128)

Small Nicho SR128
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Small Nicho (SR133)

Small Nicho SR133
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Small Nicho (SR134)

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These Shadow Boxes or Dioramas are a good example of current Mexican folk art which often relies heavily on religious themes, in this case Dia de Muertos. Day of the Dead (Dia de Muertos) originally took place at the beginning of summer, however this moved to November 2nd following colonization by the Spanish to coincide with the Christian holy day of All Souls' Day. Dia de Muertos in observed throughout Mexico with parties, dancing, singing and fireworks. It is a celebration day to honour the dead.