The Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated in many cultures on November 1 and 2. The ancient festival originates in Mexico where it is a national holiday, and today is celebrated around the world. A mix of ancient customs and Spanish Catholicism, the heart of this festival is about honoring the dead. People visit the grave sites of deceased relatives, clean and decorate the gravestones with candles, flowers and incense.
Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter who is best known for her self-portraits. Kahlo’s life began and ended in Mexico City, in her home known as the Blue House. Her work has been celebrated in Mexico as emblematic of national and indigenous tradition and by feminists for its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form. Mexican culture and Amerindian cultural tradition are important in her work, which has been sometimes characterized as naïve art or folk art.
Acme Studio fountain pen, Vida Y Muerte, designed by Frida Kahlo. "Vida Y Muerte" means "Life and Death" in Spanish. This limited edition fountain pen features two self portraits of the world famous artist. One features Kahlo as we knew her, the other has her face made up in the sugar skull. Hand applied lacquer finish over brass. Medium nib. Accepts standard international ink cartridges, also includes a converter for fountain pen ink. Gift boxed in a custom wooden box.
Acme Studio money clip, "Sugar Skull", designed by Frida Kahlo. Made of chromed steel with the sugar skull design printed on the front. The ACME logo is engraved on the back. Clip is approximately 1-7/8" x 1". Gift boxed in Acme's black sleeve.
Acme Studio key ring, "Skull", designed by Frida Kahlo. Made of a special zinc alloy with enamel coating and a braided stinless steel wire to hold the keys. Packaged in a custom blue felt pouch.