The Blood of Kings: Dynasty and Ritual in Maya Art
An illustrated study of the Maya civilization, drawing from interpretations of the texts embedded in pictorial scenes or carved on stone tablets to provide the meaning of the art and architecture of the ancient culture.
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The huipil was made from long strips of cloth woven on a backstrap loom. The
cloth was sewn together along the outer edges, with openings left for the arms; a
slit for the head was left open during the weaving process. As among modern ...
Made of leather or cloth, these bands were often mounted with ornate carved
jade plaques (PI. 8). Kings wore an image of the Jester God on these headbands
as the symbol of their rank and office (Fig. I. 3b). Cloth, often richly decorated,
Over their cloth undergarments, Maya males wore a variety of skirts woven with
symbols of ritual purpose and rank. The God C serpent-fret apron, which is also
understood as a version of the World Tree, was the most common of these (Fig.
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