I checked it out in Wikipedia and a little part of it said :
Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico, where it is a national holiday, and all banks are closed. The celebration takes place on November 1 and 2, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. They also leave possessions of the deceased.
Scholars trace the origins of the modern Mexican holiday to indigenous observances dating back hundreds of years and to an Aztec festival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl. The holiday has spread throughout the world: In Brazil, Dia de Finados is a public holiday that many Brazilians celebrate by visiting cemeteries and churches. In Spain, there are festivals and parades, and, at the end of the day, people gather at cemeteries and pray for their dead loved ones. Similar observances occur elsewhere in Europe, and similarly themed celebrations appear in many Asian and African cultures.
Now I think that is pretty interesting.
So I got my needle and beads -of course beads and played with two types of fabric I found. The sales lady told me it was a holiday celebrated in May. I didn't argue but politely said it was a colorful one. I then added some black lace, pretty blue silky type fabric and then put some pink sheer over part of the blue and this is the fabric I started with. Then the fun began with the stitches, not fancy ones but stitches. Added beads and little things on it also. I didn't do my silk ribbon flowers on this one though, didn't think it called for it.
Soooooooooo this is what I made. It certainly surprised the lady I made it for. She has lots of it and loved it and couldn't wait to show her Mother. We ran upon her at the Art Festival they had here at a booth with some of this art in it. Nothing like this with all the beads but I have to have bling.
Told ya it was colorful. Two of my friends-Geraldine and Janet said they use to make these. See it could be a Crazy Quilt piece. Beads, stitches and several pieces of fabric stitched together. Just had to share and was so fun to make. Now off to work on more Faeries.
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