Judas figures are found in places other than Mexico, such as in Spain, Greece and South America -- and especially in those countries with a strong Catholic influence on popular culture. These are smaller versions of the huge papier-mâché "Judas figures" or traitor figures that are blown up with explosives in many parts of Mexico, including Mexico City. The figures often take the shape of these devils with huge horns, tails and wings but sometimes they are effigies of disliked people that are exploded over the street (or in homes, if you can believe it) on the Saturday before Easter. So these are not a Day of the Dead folk art, but rather objects that are created at Easter time...read more about Judas Figures!
This very traditional folk art is becoming more difficult to obtain in Mexico and even more difficult to get back to the U.S. Choose a set of 2 or a single one. Even those they do not weigh much, shipping is expensive because they take up a lot of volume and are difficult to ship.
state of origin: Federal District, Mexico
dimensions: approx. 17" to 22" tall