Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday Fire: DIAmonds DE LOS MUERTOS Sugar Skull

The Diamond Sugar Skull, available now at Jason of Beverly Hills.

Calaveras de azĂșcar- Sugar Skull
Sugar art was brought to the New World by Italian missionaries in the 17th century. The first Church mention of sugar art was from Palermo at Easter time when little sugar lambs and angels were made to adorn the side altars in the Catholic Church.
Sugar skulls represented a departed soul, had the name written on the forehead and was placed on the home ofrenda or gravestone to honor the return of a particular spirit. Sugar skull art reflects the folk art style of big happy smiles, colorful icing and sparkly tin and glittery adornments.

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