Handmade Ceramic 'Maya Glyphs' Mask (El Salvador)

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ITEM#: 13755089

This 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.

Product Features:
  • Materials: Ceramic
  • Colors: Brown, red, metallic gold
  • Decorative
  • 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.'

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.


Please allow 10 business days for the product to leave our warehouse and to receive tracking information. You should expect to receive this item within 15 business days.


Material Ceramic
Color Brown
Country of Origin El Salvador
Product Features Handmade
Worldstock Worldstock
Dimensions 11 inches high x 9.8 inches wide x 3.2 inches deep
Model Number 179114
Country of Origin El Salvador
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    I ordered several masks to add to my existing collection. I love this. I have masks hung down the stair well and up the stair well. They look cool.

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    "Will the colors fade if displayed in sunlight?"

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      There is a tendency that the colors will fade if it is left to the elements.

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