Mask | Olmec | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Date: 900–400 B.C.. Geography: Mexico, Mesoamerica. Culture: Olmec. Medium: Jadeite. Dimensions: H. 5 3/4 × W. 5 1/2 × D. 3 in. (14.6 × 14 × 7.6 cm). ...
Scientists figure out secret of Maya’s blue paint
Ancient Maya would paint unlucky people blue and throw them down a sacred well as human sacrifices. Now scientists have solved the mystery of how to make the famous blue pigment by analyzing traces on pottery left in the bottom of the well.
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Huipiles of Oaxaca
Most North Americans get their first exposure to the traditional Mexican embroidered, or woven huipil/blouse, from the artist Frida Kahlo with her exotic style of dressing in Mexican indigenous clothing. Frida’s collection was recently discovered in her sealed closet at the Casa Azul—her home and current museum in the Coyoacan area of Mexico City. It had been hidden away for fifty years upon request of her husband, the Mexican muralist and painter Diego Rivera. What was discovered were a…