Monday, May 28, 2012

Jaguars--Ancient Olmec and Modern Mayan

Ancient carvings from the Olmecs of the Jaguar, one of their most represented spirit animals. Below, dancers in Jaguar costumes from a village in Chiapas, Mexico.
According to Walter Morris, who took the photo, these are like the traditional warrior costumes of the Aztecs. The cloth is painted with spots. The masks are carved wood, and worn as helmets.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Heirloom Ear of Corn--Jewels

Isn't this beautiful? Produced from a seed from a traditional Cherokee farmer in Oklahoma but grown by Seeds Trust in Arizona. Seeds Trust is on Facebook.