Santa Muerte is a deity with many names. “Our Lady of Holy Death,” “Lady of Night,” “Lady of Shadows,” and “The Bony Lady” are just a few. She’s a highly revered deity in Mexico with millions of followers despite being condemned by the Catholic Church as “satanic” and misaligned with church teachings. Nevertheless, she persists.
The origins of Santa Muerte have been a topic of intense debate but despite her recent surge in popularity, the Bony Lady has been around for centuries – usually wearing a robe and usually holding a scythe. Most believe her existence to be the result of pre-Columbian Mesoamerican religion melding with colonial Spanish culture. Or more specifically, the combining of the Aztec goddess of death, Mictecacihuatl and the traditional Grim Reaper figure that Catholic missionaries had regarded as the embodiment of death.
Our new Santa Muerte 8" Dunny was designed by New York-based artist Stephanie Buscema who has a knack for the macabre as evidenced by her playfully dark illustrations and paintings and also her Halloween-centric textile work that she produces for her company Kitschy Witch Designs.
When we asked Buscema why, out of all goddesses, she wanted to create an interpretation of “Santa Muerte,” she replied simply “Because it’s Santa Muerte.” Fair enough. But to learn more about Buscema - her influences, art, and approach, check out the Kidrobot blog.
About the Editions:
The Santa Muerte 8-inch Dunny Art Figures by Stephanie Buscema come in two editions – red and black, each having their own symbolism attached.
Red - A Santa Muerte figure clad in red typically represents all matters of the heart – love, lust, passion, and relationships.
Black – Typically a Santa Muerte figure in a black cloak may be worshipped in order to gain her protection or to remove curses, negativity.
Whether it’s protection or matters of the heart you’re interested in, you can snag your own Bony Lady at Kidrobot.com
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Kidrobot.com Exclusive Santa Muerte 8" Dunny Art Figure
Love Edition (Limited to 200 pieces worldwide)
Santa Muerte 8" Dunny Art Figure
Protection Edition (Limited to 400 pieces worldwide)
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