The Frida Kahlo collection at No Mas! is highlighted by the incredibly detailed “Frida Catrinas” made by a young artist in Michoacan, Mexico. If you have never been to witness the “Dia de los Muertos” celebration in Mexico, it might take a minute for you to realize these fancily dressed skeletons are not so much morbid as they are inspiring. They are meant to be a likeness to lost loved ones who on this special day are able to come and feast with the living. To celebrate, each year on November 1st and 2nd, altars are built in homes and cemeteries; the living prepare feasts to be shared with the dead.
A bounty of traditionally colorful corn husk flowers were no doubt present in the every day life of Frida Kahlo. Her love of nature was omnipresent and is seen in many of her portraits in the form of exotic animals. It is also present in her choices of jewelry. As an exciting part of our Frida collection we have hand made, sterling silver jewelry from Taxco, Mexico. Each piece, a work of art in its own right. Earrings in the form of a tiny “Tree of Life” represent the cultural heritage that shows so proudly in Frida’s dress. Her personal style was to always be colorfully adorned and as a ‘fashionista’ of her time, her jewelry is sought out by many of her modern day admirers. Find your own pieces to wear proudly in our wonderful collection.
Frida’s semi graphic and haunting imagery has found it’s way into the crafts of many of her artistic followers. We have added an interesting variety of mirrors, tiny shadow boxes, charms, blouses, and décor all of which have unmistakable reflections of Frida’s life and art.