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Ceramic Skull Bead Earrings - D.O.D.

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Day of the Dead ceramic skull bead earrings on french wires.
Day of the Dead ceramic skull bead earrings on french wires.D.O.D, ceramic skull bead earrings on french wires, made in Peru.

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Day of The Dead Ceramic Skull Bead Earrings.  Brightly colored beads are approximately 3 1/2" high with two silver balls above them and on french wire style earring for pierced ears.  Could easily be made into post style by removing the french wire and adding a stud style earring post and back .  These earrings are bound to start a conversation wherever you go!  Popular with all ages but not recommended for small children. Beads will vary slightly as they are handpainted and no two are exactly alike.  These go great with our Day of the Dead Ceramic Skull Bead Necklaces!

Day of the Dead is celebrated on November 1st and is known throughout Latin America including Mexico, Peru and Boliva and the tradition of honoring the dead goes back to the times of the Inca.  The Inca's honored their ancestors by displaying their mummies in prominent places, then sharing a meal and drink with them.  The shaman would then be called upon to communicate with the dead and bestow blessings from the dead loved ones back to the living.

One of the largest cemetaries in the world "el Cementerio de Nueva Esperanza" in Lima, Peru. Families from across Peru gather in the gigantic graveyard to honor their ancestors and even spend the night there. The day is full of festivities with families gathering with picnics, musicians strolling through the crowds and vendors selling toys, flowers, food and trinkets. At the cemetary there is a procession honoring Santa Muerte, a female folk saint who is the saint of death. A grim reaper-like skeletal figure she is dressed in a long robe and is associated with protection, healing and the afterlife.  She also represents the mummies once honored by the native peoples of long ago.  The Day of the Dead is also celebrated in some European countries but in slighlty different ways as they are a different culture.