The elaborate Calaveras ("Skull" in Spanish) you see painted during Dia De Los Muertos represent ancestors who have passed on. The flower design hand-carved into this skull symbolizes the combination of life and love. Exotic craftsmanship is detailed with hand-carved black ebony wood and authentic teeth made from the bones of native water buffalo. The mandible is attached to the base with a flexible hinge, allowing for movement of the jaw.
The black color is not paint or stain but an all natural color of the wood.