I love these colored dough figures that are used in the state of Oaxaca for decorating the typical "pan de muertos" or Day of the Dead bread. I have never seen them used in any other state. The pointed end of the dough "spirit" is stuck into the bread and the loaf has the appearance of a swaddled baby with a small colorful head sticking out. This group is very large (they are usually quite small) but I thought they were unique and weirdly beautiful. The perfect one of a kind gift for the Day of the Dead collector in your life.
Here's an article from National Geographic about the caritas of Oaxaca.
$18 each, one of each availablePhoto Credit for last photo: Oaxaca-The Year After
state of origin: Oaxacadimensions: about 8" by about 4"