The Skeleton Gang
Swiss Skeli and his Skeleton Gang are here to make talking about Death easier. The Skeleton Gang are hand-painted and dressed up plastic anatomical skeletons. They can be used in the classrooms, at seminars, in retirement homes or hospitals. Every Skeli has its own name and story. Each one is a unique work of art.
Prices start at CHF 700.- for simple painting and decorations. For more information on how to commission your very own Skeli
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Meet the Gang
Constantine Skeli is a very steadfast Skeli, someone you can always rely on! His name comes from the Latin name Constantinus, a combination of the names Constans and Constantius. He belongs to the silver skeleton clan and loves to eat blueberries when he is not hanging around the doctors office being used for patients.
Did you know that in the 1600’s students of both art and anatomy were expected to study human skeletons as part of their training. In the 18th century, displaying a human skeleton was even very trendy, and not just for doctors. Let’s make learning about anatomy fun, invite Constantine SKeli into your office or classroom.
Hecate is a real classy Skeli. Her name means "worker from afar" from the Greek word hekatos. She is the protector of households and entranceways, and though she still has her antique apron on, she is not much of a duster.
She is, however, very helpful in the Swedish process of döstädning (Death Cleaning). “Dö” means “Death” and “städning” is cleaning. In Sweden this term means you remove unnecessary things from your home when you think you are nearing the end of your earthly time, making your house neat and spic and span. Hecate is supportive in a charming, practical, and unsentimental way. By just standing around she will remind you every day to declutter your home while reflecting on the small delights that make up LIFE.
Pancho Vida Skeli
“Tengo el deber de informarle que Pancho Villa se encuentra en todas partes y en ninguna a la vez”. (“I have the duty to inform you that Pancho Villa is everywhere and nowhere at the same time.”)
Pancho Vida Skeli is a humble Skeli, created as a bereavement object. He wears a favorite shirt of the deceased, has antique birds on his shoulders as well as a golden glass heart in his chest that was an ornament with special meaning in life. The commission had ties to Mexico, for this we found a vintage Mexican “sombrero” hat used by the Mariachis. The Mariachi music is typical and uniquely Mexican. Pancho Vida now has a prominent place in a small home, being a joyful, colorful and everyday remembrance of a very special person. He reminds us that indeed, in the end, we are everywhere and nowhere at the same time.