Cielo is based upon the Mexican celebration the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos). The bones are all appliquéd to the surface of doll. Cielo’s face is heavily embroidered, much like how sugar skulls are decorated for the holiday. There is a large flower, smaller flowers and vines decorating her face. Her skirt has a double-headed serpent appliquéd and embroidered onto the skirt. Cielo has an embroidered pair of pantalettes and an underskirt on to complete her outfit. I created Cielo when I found myself reminiscing about the wonderful Day of the Dead celebrations in Albuquerque, NM. There may be some people who find Cielo somewhat scary. But I find comfort in her, and in the roots of the Day of the Dead celebration. It doesn’t celebrate death, it honors the lives of all of the family that has come before us. Their lives made our lives possible and that deserves respect and honor.

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This is a completely handmade doll created by the seller, using patterns and designs of her own creation. Materials used in the creation of this art doll include: acrylic felt, cotton fabric, polyester stuffing, embroidery floss, perle cotton, thread, metallic thread, buttons, and PVA glue. The clothing is not removable and is sewn onto the doll. Cielo is an art doll. Cielo is not not intended for children as a toy to be played with. Small parts of the doll can be considered a choking hazard. To keep colours of felt vibrant, do not leave doll in direct sun. Cielo can be posed gently to ensure many years of enjoyment.

This doll made in a pet-free and smoke-free environment.

All sizes are approximate.

Depending on how the word is used in Spanish, Cielo can mean ‘sky’, ‘heaven’ or ‘paradise’.

The appliqué on her dress is based upon a piece of Aztec artwork of a double-headed serpent.

Additional information

Weight 2.47 oz
Dimensions 10.25 × 7.5 × 2.5 in


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