This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
By Oscar Rodolfo Mendoza, this handcrafted mask depicts an ancient Maya nobleman wearing a headdress crowned by a spotted crocodile. Glyphs adorn the forehead and cheeks, and artisans achieve the mask's red, yellow and orange colors from annatto seeds.Product Features:
Story Behind the Art:
- Materials: Ceramic
- Colors: Brown, black, red
- Dimensions: 9.3 inches high x 8.1 inches wide x 2.8 inches deep
Oscar Rodolfo Mendoza says, 'I love my country and our handicrafts are a reflection of El Salvador. I'm strongly attracted to the Maya culture and pre-Hispanic ceramics. It would be a shame if this tradition were lost, so we teach new artists the ancient techniques. We don't only craft objects that are pretty. They are linked to history and the ancient Maya culture, one of the most important in the history of humanity. Despite the centuries, ours is a culture that is still alive.'What is Worldstock?The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.Imported
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