Artwork Explained: Day of the Dead inspired Sugar Skull.

June 09, 2021 2 min read

Artwork Explained: Day of the Dead inspired Sugar Skull.

This week we are dropping the Sugar Skull inspired Day of the Dead apparel range. This range has been designed by our talented artist Pyros. This range features ornate detail captured throughout the different stylised sugar skulls. Let's explore the inspiration behind the Day of the Dead apparel range. 

The Day of the Dead is a two day Mexican holiday that reunites the living and dead. Families create offering altars for their deceased family members and ancestors. These altars are decorated with bright yellow marigold flowers, photos of their beloved fallen family members, and their favorite foods and drinks. It is believed that these offerings encourage visits from the land of the dead when fallen family members smell the food and cheer and join in the celebrations.

You’re more than likely to have spotted sugar skulls in popular culture, art and  design, and in the fashion scene. These beautiful ornately decorated skulls often featuring flowers, animals, and other decorations are an iconic and recognisable symbol of the Day of the Dead and they have spread across the globe and grown in popularity.

The symbolism behind sugar skulls exists in the name itself. While skulls might hold a image of the fear of death, the dark, death and grotesque the word sugar contradicts that. The word “sugar” skull suggests that there is also a certain sweetness and beauty in death. Therefore the Day of the dead is not about sorrow or morning but about joy and celebration.

We hope you enjoyed learning more about what inspired the artist Pyros to create this wearable work of art for Lunafide! We can't wait to bring you many more show stopping designs. 

- Lunafide Team 
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