Sugar Skull Head Wrap
Where Africa and Mexico meet! I was having a lot of fun when deciding to pick this festive and unconventional wrap and wanted to pay homage to our Mexican brothers and sisters who celebrate Dia de Los Muertos as well! I only sold this particular head wrap at trade shows to test it out and it was always a hit! I'm do happy to be adding this beauty to the Royal Palace and I'm releasing this head wrap earlier than expected because of Royal demand! So here yah go lovelies!!! Enjoy!
Here is a little history behind the Sugar Skull and Dia de los Muertos for your reading pleasure!
Within the Western culture, skulls usually depict the dark, macabre and gruesome death. However sugar skulls’ origin (or calaveras de azucar) springs from Mexico. Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday, celebrated on the 1st and 2nd November in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saint’s Day and All Hollow’s Day. The festivities start at midnight on the 31st October. Sugar skulls are often used to decorate the gravestones of the deceased. The reason they are called “sugar skulls” is because the authentic sugar skulls were made out of clay molded sugar, decorated with feathers, colored beads, foils and icing. These sugar skulls are very colorful and whimsical, not scary at all. The name of the deceased relative could be written on the skull’s forehead and then put on the altar, accompanied by marigolds (the marigold is perceived as the flower of the dead), candles and maybe even the deceased’s favorite food and beverage in order to encourage and guide him back to earth.
* 100% Cotton Print
* 22" x 72"