Mexican Dressed Fleas

Mexican Dressed Fleas or Pulgas Vestidas are a form of Mexican folk art that existed as far back as the turn of the 20th century, but now no longer practised. These tiny curiosities were made by hand by Mexican women and consist of tiny fleas dressed in costumes, often as married couples and sometimes with an elaborate background scene.

Early pulgas vestidas from Mexico

Early pulgas vestidas from Mexico

After several years of research and experimentation, Tim is has revived the art of dressing fleas and is currently the only person in the world to practise this intricate skill.

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Dressed flea wedding couple by Tim Cockerill

Tim is currently collecting information about dressed fleas. If you have any more information, or if you own a pair of pulgas vestidas, please get in touch!

Dressed Fleas in various costumes, with a British two-pence coin.

Dressed Fleas in various costumes, with a British two-pence coin.