When our Spanish distributor Crianza Natural asked for an exclusive, specially designed manduca baby carrier for her assortment, it was by no means an extraordinary question. We have always realised extra special designs in small quantities for our customers (e.g. the carrier Phantasy in Czech Republic, or Crepusculo in Spain).
However, when Rosa, the owner of Crianza Natural, showed us her ideas of a skull design, we were quite astonished. And yet, at the same time we got to work enthusiastically, creating her new exclusive collection – after all we were a bit in a hurry because this special manduca BabyCarrier should have been ready by early November for the “Dia de los Muertos”. Now, since late October, the manduca by Crianza Natural MexicanNight is exclusively available from Crianza Natural, already a desirable collective item since the MexicanNight is limited to only 200 pieces!
manduca MexicanNight: a perfect fit to the Dia de los Muertos
From 31st October to 2nd November, in Mexico and Spain is public holiday and people celebrate to commemorate their deceased family members and friends. While in our region mostly children enjoy Halloween, the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is one of the most important public holidays in Mexico for the whole family. According to popular belief, the souls of the dead return in these days and visit their families. In order to honour the dead and to celebrate life, the streets are colourfully decorated with flowers and all sorts of symbols of death and skeletons. There are magnificently decorated altars, Flores de los Muertos (funeral flowers), skulls made of chocolate, skeletons out of papier-mâché, and the traditional sweet soul cakes are offered all over the places. And obviously many people give themselves an extra touch of skull-make-up in these days.
In fact, it is a quite different venue than in Germany, where the 2nd November is also public holiday on which we commemorate the dead. In our culture, “All Soul’s Day” is celebrated in an even calmer and more reflective way. With some customs, however, there are some common features as for example the floral decorations and candles at the graveyards, or the typical sweets and pastries: in local bakeries, you will also find soul cakes (“Allerseelenzöpfe”) or yeast pastry (“Striezel”).
Skull with high luminosity – MexicanNight was created
Rosa of Crianza Natural sent us right away a first pattern for the MexcianNight collection, designed by her daughter who was inspired by one of the main motives of the Dia de los Muertos: “Calavera Catrina”, surely the most popular skull of the festival of the dead.
Through the active exchange with the graphic designers of manduca, the final design came into being, realized as elaborate and colourful embroidery on a deep black manduca baby carrier. Vivid colours, floral elements and decorative ornaments – all included in a skull motif. There couldn’t be any greater contrast.
What about you? Could the MexicanNight be your baby carrier? Then get yourself a MexicanNight – directly from Crianza Natural.