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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 (LB122)

Large Nicho LB122
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Large Nicho (LB127)

Large Nicho LB127
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Large Nicho (LB128)

Large Nicho LB128
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Large Nicho (LB146)

Large Nicho LB146
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Large Nicho (LB147)

Large Nicho LB147
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Large Nicho (LB150)

Large Nicho LB150
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Large Nicho (LR107)

Large Nicho LR107
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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 (LR142)

Large Nicho LR142
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Large Nicho (LR163)

Large Nicho LR163
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Large Nicho (LR167)

Large Nicho LR167
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Medium Nichos

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Roughly 100mm x 68mm x 45mm
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Medium Nicho (MRL39)

Medium Nicho MRL39
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Medium Nicho (MRL45)

Medium Nicho MRL45
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Medium Nicho (MRL53)

Medium Nicho MRL53
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Medium Nicho (MRL107)

Medium Nicho MRL107
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Medium Nicho (MRL115)

Medium Nicho MRL115
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Medium Nicho (MRL118)

Medium Nicho MRL118
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Medium Nicho (MRL132)

Medium Nicho MRL132
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Medium Nicho (MRL145)

Medium Nicho MRL145
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Medium Nicho (MRL289)

Medium Nicho MRL289
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Medium Nicho (MRL290)

Medium Nicho MRL290
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Medium Nicho (MRL298)

Medium Nicho MRL298
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Medium Nicho (MRL302)

Medium Nicho MRL302
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Medium Nicho (MRL305)

Medium Nicho MRL305
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Medium Nicho (MRL309)

Medium Nicho MRL309
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Medium Nicho (MRL310)

Medium Nicho MRL310
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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
Handmade - each box unique

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Medium Nicho (MBP105)

Medium Nicho
MBP105
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Medium Nicho (MBP106)

Medium Nicho
MBP106
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Medium Nicho (MBP107)

Medium Nicho
MBP107
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Medium Nicho (MBP111)

Medium Nicho
MBP111
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Medium Nicho (MBP122)

Medium Nicho
MBP122
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Medium Nicho (MBP125)

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MBP125
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Medium Nicho (MBP127)

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MBP127
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Medium Nicho (MRP101)

Medium Nicho
MRP101
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Medium Nicho (MRP104)

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MRP104
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Medium Nicho (MRP105)

Medium Nicho
MRP105
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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 (SR122)

Small Nicho SR122
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Small Nicho (SR126)

Small Nicho SR126
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Small Nicho (SR128)

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Small Nicho (SR133)

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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.