'Day of the Dead' Wedding Retablo - Bride and Groom
Add a spooky twist to your big day with this Bride and Groom Day of the Dead Wedding Retablo! This unique retablo features skeleton figures of the bride and groom, making it perfect for couples who want to be the talk of the town! (In a good way!) Bring the unusual to your ceremony and make sure your wedding is anything but boring!
This makes a truly special and unique wedding day/anniversary gift idea.
Hand made in Peru. The figures are modelled in clay and the box is wooden.
Size 7 x 3.5 x 15 cm
What is a Retablo?
Retablos are an interesting part of Peruvian Folk Art. Their origins are from the conversion of indigenous people to Catholicism where priests and missionaries carried them from village to village and used them to portray bible stories of the Saints. Nowadays retablos are used to reflect aspects of modern day life, often with a Day of the Dead theme.
Andean folk artists have secret techniques involved in making retablos. There are few apprentices and long training periods to master the skills of modelling, painting and box making.
Originally molded from a potato and plaster mixture, the figures are now hand crafted using clay. The artisans are often members of the same family with each person having their own particular specialist skill in the construction of the retablo.