CELEBRATING DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
This season we celebrate Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, a beautiful and colorful festival of life and the afterlife. It is a 3,000 year-old Mexican tradition, observed October 31st through November 2nd. Dia de los Muertos brings together families throughout the U.S and Latin America for 3 days of remembrance, sugar skull face painting, storytelling, alter building and jubilation.
The Day of the Dead is not to be confused with Halloween - they are quite different. On October 31, All Hallows Eve, kids make a children's altar to invite the angelitos (spirits of dead children) to come back for a visit. November 1st is All Saints Day, where the adult spirits will come to visit, culminating on November 2nd, All Souls Day, where families go to the cemetery to decorate the graves and tombs of their relatives.
Jose Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913) lived in Aguascalientes, Mexico and was heavily inspired by the art and the traditions of Dia de los Muertos. Known for his skeleton art, Jose Posada showed the influences of this saintly holiday in his work by bringing animated skeletons to the forefront. Our design team was inspired by his original black and white artworks and reimagined them with bold and bright colors. This Dia de los Muertos collection tells the stories of Calavera Catrina (also known as the Elegant skull and the most recognizable in the Day of The Dead celebrations), Calavera (skeleton) Don Quixote (a satirical rendition of the ingenious nobleman from the Miguel Cervantes novel), and the Feast of the Dead which depicts a couple in traditional festival dress of the time.
Ruggable’s Day of the Dead washable rug collection reflects our favorite holiday themes and colors, paired with new interpretations of calaveras, witches, pumpkins and creepy crawlers. Create your special curated space! Whether you enjoy spine-chilling decors like creepy skulls and bones or a chic understated approach using muted colors with pops of traditional marigold and black, our newest October collection will leave you breathless and ready to celebrate your way.