A sundancer – TOTONAQUE

  • Reference: EDNA1079
  • Origin: Vera Cruz State, Mexico
  • Period: Circa 1970
  • Height: 25 cm
  • Materials: Wood, velvet, ribbons, cotton, glass beads, copper bells, mirror, feathers, silver concho.
  • Price: 300€

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Description

This rare doll, carved in pine wood, with articulated arms, represents a “Onaona” or “Matachin” dancer.

According to the Totonaque tradition, a brave warrior after death used to transform into the Quetzal bird to follow the course of the sun.  So the doll’s outfit symbolizes the feathers and colors of this mystic bird.  The mirror in the center of the headdress represents the sun, symbol of fertility.


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