Maya Wall Decor(22 items)
Welcome to the Maya Wall Decor Collection at NOVICA.
Featured Review on Maya Wall Decor
Love this stela!
Perfect for my jaguar collection. Nicely done. Reminds me of the stelas in Mexico and Central America.
Angel Ceron Artisan Association Ceramic replicas and figurines
"Now that I'm retired, I can dedicate my time to my great passion – representing my pre-Hispanic cultural heritage."
"I've been working hand-in-hand with NOVICA since 2003. It was my nephew, Eduardo Escamilla, who suggested I work with NOVICA, and I found the project to be spectacular. As you may know, I'm an engineer by profession but I feel an overwhelming passion for our... read more
Popular Maya Wall Decor
Cotton batik wall hanging (Large), "Maya Jaguar Dancer"$189.99
Wearing a jaguar headdress and pants, a Maya dancer performs a dramatic dance surrounded by ancient glyphs. He represents the jaguar deity of the Maya, ruler of the Underworld, the realm of the dead. Rhina Rehmann replicates the image originally found in Tikal (Petén) decorating an urn with the ashes of a Maya priest. The urn is now at Harvard's Peabody Museum. The cotton wall hanging is crafted with batik techniques featuring a deep blue background achieved with natural indigo dyes. The composition is enhanced with liquid gold leaf details. Features a slit for rod insertion (not included).
Maya Archaeology Museum Replica Ceramic Relief Panel, "Kukulkan en Yaxchilan"$57.99
Depicted in low relief on a ceramic plaque, the feathered serpent of Mesoamerican legend has a human face. He emerges from a bowl holding bark paper. To the Maya, he was Kukulkan while the Aztecs called him Quetzalcoatl and, in Yucatán, he was known as Tepeu Kukumaz. Artisans from the Angel Cerón Artisan Association recreate a fragment of an archaeological treasure from Lintel 15 in Yaxchilan. The original is on display in the British Museum.
Handcrafted Ceramic Wild Cat Plaque, "Mighty Maya Jaguar in Ochre"$39.99
Powerful and mystical, the jaguar was believed to reign the underworld. The Maya people called it "Balam," and regarded it as a symbol of power as well as the ruler of night and time. To them, a politician must have the attributes of a jaguar. Artisans from the Angel Cerón Artisan Association replicate the ceramic stela with astute mastery featuring the antique stylizations of the Maya codex.
Maya Jaguar Priest Plaque in Ceramic, "Maya Jaguar Priest"$59.99
Wearing an ornate headdress with quetzal plumes, a Maya priest speaks, his words represented by speech glyphs. An or jaguar crowns the man, also speaking. The fierce spotted cat was thought to have sacred powers and, in the language of the Chol Maya, the name means both "jaguar" and "priest." The feline was believed to be the cause of both the lunar and solar eclipse, which resulted when the jaguar bit into the moon or the sun.
Artisans from the Angel Cerón Artisan Association work in yellow clay from Oaxaca, colored with mineral tints.