The most sacred Mayan masks featured complex and delicate mosaics made out of jade. Other materials used were stone, wood, gold, shell and obsidian (a hard, dark, glass-like volcanic rock) LO: To make a Mayan style mask Page 3 LO: To make a Mayan style mask Some Mayan masks were worn in battle.
Mayan masks were representations of Mayan gods , as well as part of a very sacred funeral ritual in the Mayan Classic Period from 250 to 900 AD. These were placed over the face of an important ruler when he died. Mayans made smaller masks that were part of the ceremonial belts and pectorals of the Mayan king.
Here’s a step-by-step guide Step 1 Find an old piece of fabric, preferably cotton. Step 2 Create a small fold in the fabric, about 1cm long, that runs across the short width of the material. Step 3 Repeat four times, pinning folds flat each time.
Step 1: Tools and Materials Needed. Step 2: Start With a Template. Step 3: Cut Cardboard Pieces on Bandsaw. Step 4: Make the Features. Step 5: Paint Pieces Using Acrylic Craft Paint. Step 6: Glue Cardboard Pieces Together. Step 7: Attach Mounting Pieces to Back of Mask .
Most of the Mayan masks were symbols of their gods. Thus, the masks were a physical method of representing the spirit world. Intimidate Enemies. It is also clear that many of these masks were used to intimidate their enemies, like those that have faces that look like snakes and similar kinds of animals.
Here’s the list of the top five Mayan Gods of all time: Itzamn (or Zamn ) Itzamn, the big cheese overall and lord of the heavens as well as night and day, could be called upon in hard times or calamities. Chac. Ah Mun. Ah Puch. Ek Chuah. Acan. Ix- Chel. Xaman Ek.
The Aztecs , who lived in the Mexican valley between the 12th and 16th centuries, also built pyramids in order to house and honor their deities.
Aztec masks were used as ornaments, and were sometimes worn as part of a ritual, or in death as a death mask . They usually represented one god or another, and the Aztecs did have many gods. The masks generally then were used for worship of the gods, whether by being displayed in a temple or worn by a priest.
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Instructions Cut Your Fabric. This mask can be made in a few different sizes. Cut Your Elastic. Cut two lengths of elastic that are 7″ long no matter what size of mask you are making . Pin the Elastic Onto the Fabric. Get Ready to Sew. Sew the Mask . Turn the Fabric. Optional: Add Pleats. Finish the Mask .
Instructions Print and Cut the Pattern. Print the reusable mask pattern. Cut Out Your Pattern Pieces. Trace the pattern piece onto your main fabric and your lining fabric and cut them out. Cut Your Elastic. Pin and Sew the Curve. Clip Notches and Press the Curve. Pin the Elastic. Get Ready to Sew. Sew the Mask .
Instructions Lay the handkerchief, bandana, or piece of fabric flat. Fold the top and bottom inward to meet in the middle. Use two hair ties to create ear loops. Fold the ends of the bandana in to meet in the middle. Wear the mask with the smooth side out and the ends against your face.