* A paper tradition that does not die
* From 300 to 1,200 pesos
The wreaths of natural flowers are undoubtedly a beautiful present and custom for our “Day of the Dead”, but those of paper or cloth, now, is a tradition that does not die and more because Angélica Chávez, makes them an art through the hand production.
Angélica is on Miguel Hidalgo Street in 628, in the Centro neighborhood, almost on the corner of Canizales, and has a tradition in the making of wreaths for more than 30 years. There are very beautiful and colorful crowns, which can cost from 300 to 1,200 pesos, depending on size, material (paper or fabric), among other details.
In his house-workshop, you can see countless crowns and beautifully decorated crosses for this “Day of the Dead, November 1 and 2. He says that he prepares, months before, to have a good stock of crowns, in addition to working, sometimes, on special request.
It is a job and art, he says, that also tires, but it is a satisfaction that people recognize his effort and creativity and pay with pleasure what a beautiful crown is worth for the loved one who has already advanced.
Angelica accepts that few people in Mazatlan are dedicated to this job or crafts that seem easy but it has a job, because sometimes you have to paint with a brush or take some tweezers for hours to make many cuts or folds. Placing each of the flowers takes time and art, he insists.
Better watch the video about the work that is more art of our interviewee.
The Mazatlan Post