About Us

Chiqui Art is the representation of animated characters as calaveras. Calaveras, or sugar skulls, are used in the Mexican celebration of el Día de los Muertos celebration to portray a human skull. They’re known as sugar skulls because they are traditionally made of sugar and represent both death and the sweetness of life.

Nowadays, calaveras are made of various things such as chocolate, nuts, and other treats. Typically during the day of the dead, ofrendas (offerings/home alters) are prepared in which the four elements, wind, fire, water, and earth, are symbolized.

Papel picado represents wind, candles represent fire, glasses of water represent water, and the calaveras represent earth. The purpose of the ofrendas is to welcome and honor the deceased.

Celebrate your passion for anime and spread your love and knowledge of Mexican culture by supporting our small business. Reach out to learn more about el Día de los Muertos and follow our instagram @chiqui.art to vote on new designs.