"Will the colors fade if displayed in sunlight?"
ITEM#: 13755089This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
Oscar Rodolfo Mendoza handcrafts a replica of the funeral masks used by the ancient Maya. Hieroglyphs tell the story of the fallen personage, usually with numbers to indicate dates, and the red, yellow and orange colors are derived from annatto seeds.
- Materials: Ceramic
- Colors: Brown, red, metallic gold
- Dimensions: 11 inches high x 9.8 inches wide x 3.2 inches deep
Story Behind the Art:
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.'
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|Country of Origin||El Salvador|
|Dimensions||11 inches high x 9.8 inches wide x 3.2 inches deep|
|Country of Origin||El Salvador|
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