RARE JADE CARVING OF MAYAN FACE COPAN Guatemala Maya

Hello my friends! My family and I specialize in bringing handmade crafts from Central America to the rest of the world. The market of these beautiful creations is limited only to tourists passing through town. Our goal is to show thier art to the world, and get it to you as safely as possible!

MAYAN JEWLERY AND CARVINGS

Decendants of the Mayan carving tradition, Copan carvers produce fine beads, charms, medallions and pendants. Like thier ancestors from the Mayan city of Copan, the artisans use jade, bone, obsidian, quartz, marble, and other stones. The jade they called "Precious Stone," symbolizes Mayan beauty and spiritual power. Kings and shamans wore big necklaces, bracelets, anklets, belts, and earrings of jade. Today's creations combine the precious stones with shells, bone, wood and seeds as the Mayan did. Each piece is unique, reflecting ancient tradition and contemporary creativity.

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This is a carving of a Mayan face with its mouth wide open!

It measues 2.5 inches tall, 2 inches wide and about 2 inches deep.

GUATEMALAN JADEITE

A study of Mesoamerican jades by mineralogist of the Carnegie Institution of Washington has shown that Maya jades are in fact jadeite, which differs in chemical compostion from the most
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