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        Día de los Muertos: Tradition and Translation | Craft in America

        Día de los Muertos: Tradition and Translation explores the work of Ofelia Esparza in the BORDERS episode. BORDERS explores the connections between Mexico and the United States through craft. Ofelia Esparza, educator and life-long artist, is an altarista, a master altar maker who teaches the meaning and history of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and the altars that commemorate loved ones who have passed away.

        Día de los Muertos: Tradition and Translation | Craft in America

        In this lesson, students will view Día de los Muertos observances in East Los Angeles and in Teotitlán del Valle, Mexico, and examine the artistic traditions and the translations within and between the celebrations. Students will look within their own communities and consider the varied ways that lo

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        Altar Maker Ofelia Esparza, Self Help Graphics & Art, and the Day of the Dead Celebration | Craft in America

        Altar maker Ofelia Esparza, Self Help Graphics & Art, and the Day of the Dead celebration. Segment from the BORDERS episode.

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        Rosanna Esparza Ahrens & Denise Esparza on Diá de los Muertos Altars | Craft in America

        Rosanna Esparza Ahrens and Denise Esparza (Ofelia Esparza's daughters) on Diá de los Muertos altars displayed in Tonalli Studio in East Los Angeles, CA.

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        Diá de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Altars Created by Artists at Grand Park in Los Angeles | Craft in America

        Diá de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) altars at Grand Park in Los Angeles created by artists Celina Jacques, Consuelo Flores, Joan Zamora, and Javier Guillen.

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        Family Friends Craig and Armando on the Vasquez Family's Diá de Muertos Altar | Craft in America

        Craig Johnson & Armando Espinosa Prieto, friends of the Vasquez family, on the Diá de Muertos (Day of the Dead) altar at the Vasquez home.

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        Riguel Montaño on Diá de Muertos in Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico | Craft in America

        Teotitlán del Valle local Riguel Montaño on Diá de Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Oaxaca and remembering those who have passed.

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        Day of the Dead Community Altar at Grand Park, Los Angeles | Craft in America

        Diá de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) community altar at Grand Park in Los Angeles, designed by Ofelia Esparza and assembled in collaboration with Self Help Graphics & Art.

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        Day of the Dead Community Altar at Grand Park in Los Angeles | Craft in America

        Diá de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) community altar at Grand Park in Los Angeles, designed by Ofelia Esparza and assembled in collaboration with Self Help Graphics & Art.

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        J. Isaac Vasquez García at the Loom | Craft in America

        Weaver J. Isaac Vasquez García working at the loom in Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico.

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        Diá de Muertos in Teotitlán del Valle Oaxaca, Mexico | Craft in America

        Diá de Muertos (Day of the Dead) cemetery celebration in Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico.

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