Product ID: 172598
Calla lilies and bougainvillea bloom beneath the blue skies of autumn. Wearing the traditional red and blue of Comalapa, women work alongside men crafting balloons while a flute and drum convey the excitement of the occasion. "The balloons of Comalapa date back to about 1940," artist Filiberto Chal� says. "A young woman suddenly took ill and died soon afterward. Her fianc�e was devastated and couldn't resign himself to never communicating with his beloved again. So he made a beautiful kite that he sent skyward on November 1, All Saint's Day, in order to feel a link with her. These eventually evolved into balloons, which are sent aloft each year."
Titled "Elaboraci�n de globos" in Spanish.