'Day of the Dead' Wedding Retablo - 2 Grooms
Celebrate your day of 'I Do's' with this sweet Day of the Dead Retablo featuring two skeletal grooms. Hand-made with Pride, this one-of-a-kind altar will serve as a perfect reminder of your special bond. Now say 'Si!' to a lifetime of love.
A wonderful unusual wedding gay wedding/anniversary gift.
Modelled from clay and in a painted wooden box.
Size 7 x 3.5 x 15 cm
Made in Peru
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.