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PERDIGON CASTANEDA, J. Katia. La indumentaria para La Santa Muerte. Cuicuilco [online]. 2015, vol.22, n.64, pp.43-62. ISSN 0185-1659.

In the majority of the world's cultures the Gods have been humanized; as this is their reference, they dress them so as to ensure security in the face of climate change; in addition to characterizing them, she keeps them happy, and is even a synonym of hierarchy before others. In popular belief, if she is not provided with new clothing, she may become angry and curse the penitent or even the whole community. The Santa Muerte, a skeletal allegory popular throughout Mexico, is no exception; the faithful dress her in a variety of colors and designs as payment for the favors bestowed upon them or to request a motion. The change of the image is subject to the preferences of the owner, through the latest fashion or with the objective of providing health, prosperity or love. It is the clothing itself that emphasizes the mood of the Saint and her beauty.

Palavras-chave : Santa Muerte-Holy Death; Saint; Niña Blanca; clothing; dress.

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