PREHISPANIC

4

My designs for the opera Xochicuicatl cuecuechtli, the first opera sung entirely in Nahuatl, performed in Mexico City. I make costumes for Danzantes; if you are interested, send me a note, and follow my facebook page devoted to my paintings and atuendo, at this link!

5

El texto sigue en Español depues del Ingles

Quetzalcoátl plays the conch trumpet in the four corners of the underworld. In this painting from the Quetzalcoátl cycle, The Plumed Serpent has already descended to the underworld to ask for the bones of the ancestors in the keeping of the Lord of Death to create the new race of men for this, the Fifth Universe. However, Mictlantecuhtli, the Teótl of Death, agrees to give up the bones only on the condition that Quetzalcoátl play a conch trumpet at the four corners of Mictlán. This is a trick, however, for the trumpet has no holes, and can therefore make no sound. Xolotl, the Spirit Animal of Quetzalcoátl, tells him to summon the wasps and worms to enter the shell; the worms dig holes and the wasps beat their wings, causing the trumpet to reverberate. Thereupon Quetzalcoátl and his Nagual traverse the four corners of the underworld, playing the trumpet, and causing all Mictlán to ring with its thunder. You can find this and other paintings from my book as prints in my Etsy store, at this link. https://www.etsy.com/shop/MexicaHeart

Quetzalcoátl toca la trompeta de caracol en los cuatro rincones del inframundo. En esta pintura del ciclo de Quetzalcoatl, la Serpiente Emplumada ya ha descendido al inframundo para pedir los huesos de los ancestres en el cuidado del Señor de la Muerte para crear la nueva raza de hombres para esto, la Quinta Universo. Sin embargo, Mictlantecuhtli, el Téotl de la Muerte, se compromete a renunciar a los huesos sólo a condición de que Quetzalcóatl juega una trompeta de caracol en las cuatro esquinas de Mictlán. Este es un truco, sin embargo, porque la trompeta no tiene agujeros, y por lo tanto no puede hacer ningún sonido. Xólotl, el Animal Espíritu de Quetzalcoatl, le dice que se convocará a las avispas y gusanos para entrar en la concha; los gusanos cavan agujeros y las avispas baten sus alas, haciendo que la trompeta reverbera. Entonces Quetzalcóatl y su Nagual atraviesan las cuatro esquinas del mundo subterráneo, tocando la trompeta, y causando todo Mictlán a sonar con su trueno.

Every piece of jewelry that we make has a story. The pair of ear flares in the photograph have the most involved story of anything we’ve ever made. These wearable reproductions of a set of traditional Mayan jadeite ear flares from a burial mask involved over 250 hours of hands-on work and are built from 10 individual pieces of carved jade. Curious about how it was done? If you love details and seeing behind the scenes, this is for you. Click here to view the new “Production Stories” section of our website and read the story of how these ear flares were created by hand in Richmond, Virginia over the course of four years. 40+ photographs walk you through the entire process. Welcome to the world of Onetribe.

Ciudad Prehispanica de Uxmal Located in the Yucatan, the Mayan city of Uxmal was founded around the year 700 and once numbered about 25,000 inhabitants. The layout of the buildings, built between 700 and 1000, shows knowledge of astronomy of the Maya. The building baptized by the Spanish under the name Pyramid of the Magician dominates the ceremonial center, which comprises of impeccable design monuments richly ornamented with symbolic motifs and carved effigies of Chac, the rain god. The ceremonial sites of Uxmal, Kabah, Labna and Sayil mark the apogee of Mayan art and culture. #TheMrDKN #VivéMexico #DisfrutaMexico #Mexico #Yucatan #Uxmal #Travel #Caribe #Prehispanic (en Infonavit-Atasta cuadrante II, Villahermosa Tabasco)

Made with Instagram