We continued our tour of the exhibits in the Mingei International Museum in San Diego's Balboa Park.
We left the room in which some of the vases that we wrote about yesterday were displayed.
Celebrated in Mexico on November 1st and 2nd, the Day of the Dead is a time to remember deceased loved ones and honor them. Making an altar can be a way to honor the life of someone who was important to you, or remember your ancestors. It's a time to celebrate, much like a family reunion.
Some cat facts:
Colors: Black represents safety and is supposed to drive evil away, while white symbolizes happiness and satisfaction. Gold suggests money and helps increase fortune. Red means protection from evil spirits and illnesses.
Bib: The bibs relate to statues of the religious figure Jizo Bosatsu, who is the protector of the sick. Bibs were placed around his statues to pray or show gratitude for the recovery of sick children (Stephani Chan, utsandiego. com/news/2011/may/06).
I could imagine shows using these Indonesian Shadow Puppets.
jewelry and adornments, glass by anonymous craftsmen and by renowned contemporary American artist-craftsman Dale Chihuly, a traditional American wedding basket, and
"Made by master woodworker Mira Nakashima based on a design by her late father, George Nakashima, this is the longest dining table produced by Nakashima Studio (some of his “Tables for Peace” are longer). In shape and construction, it preserves “the soul of the tree,” in George Nakashima’s words.