Little tables symbolizing Day of the Dead altars known as altares de muertos or ofrendas are set during the Day of the Dead celebrations to honor the dead children and adults.
Day of the Dead celebrations are based in the belief that the souls of the ones gone can come back to this world on these days.
The Day of the Dead altars are a prominent feature in the celebrations because they show the souls the way to their home.
Altars make the souls (animas) feel welcomed and show them they have not been forgotten.
About 3" wide; made from wood and papier mache. Each is unique in it's combinations of 'offerings' and details.
Handmade in Mexico.