Emiliano Zapata Calavera Skeleton is meticulously crafted from paper and cardboard and then painted exquisitely paying special attention to detail.
Materials: Paper, Cardboard, Paint, Ribbon for hanging
Dimensions: 5.5" H
Weight: 0.10 LBS
“Es mejor morir de pie que vivir de rodillas.”
“I forgive those who murder and steal because they did it out of necessity, but a traitor never.”
Born in 1879 in a small town in Morelos, Mexico, Emiliano Zapata Salazar was a hero of the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1920. But according to folklore, he concealed who he was, fearing it would affect his work as a revolutionary.
As the story goes, In 1906, Zapata moved into the house of Ignacio de la Torre y Mier, the son-in-law of Mexican President Porfirio Diaz, ostensibly to take care of his horses. Amanda Diaz, Ignacio's wife, wrote that her husband ignored her in favor of his employee Zapata and that she had, in fact, caught the two having sex in the hacienda's barn.
*When the revolution broke out in 1910, he was a central leader of the peasant revolt in Morelos. Cooperating with other peasant leaders, he formed the Liberation Army of the South, of which he soon became the undisputed leader. This later inspired the agrarian movement called Zapatismo; See EZLN 1994 uprising in Chiapas.
*Ornaments are HANDMADE in Mexico, as a result, there may be small variations enhance the value and beauty of this piece.
*Dust bag included