Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Mayan research into symbols and costumes

A reason for focusing on Mayan mythology was because I went on holiday to Mexico during the summer and the resort that we stayed at had incredible Mayan cultural shows throughout the week. These shows would happen Monday until Thursday featuring some of the staff dressing up in traditional outfits and were covered in Mayan body art to recreate traditional Mayan ceremonies within the resort. I became interested in the patterns of the body art and for this years minor project I thought that would be a great place to gain some inspiration for a project.

Mayan hieroglyphics and decoration were generally carved into stone, bone or painted on pottery. The two main topics of these would be astronomy and religious views.

Just a few examples of Mayan Art and symbols-

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