Clothing design based on real Mayan anthropological facts :D
DIANAAAAAA this is too pretty!!!! ashjkl I love the Mayan design and Tikal is wearing poncho and Shadow’s ornament, which costume did you use reference?
THAT OWL!!!!!!!!!! (ノ ´д｀)ノ ♥
It’s older than a poncho, this is a huipil, a blouse with no sleeves. The name comes from the Nahuatl (Mexica’s official language) word huipilli.
It was and is still used throughout the women of Mesoamerican cultures. Especially in hot weather areas such as the Maya civilisation territory.
The design is simple as I don’t imagine a Sonic character using these extravagant Maya headdresses, used mainly by the royalty and priesthood.
The Mesoamerican ones were mainly made of feathers as a strong symbol os spirituality and light. In the Tahuantinsuyo civilisation (Andean civilisation) were mainly made of gold. Both use both feathers and gold, the Maya use other materials as well.
This is a representation of a ceremony in Xcaret, México. Images speak here more than words.
The cultures of Mesoamerica use during rituals ayoyotl, also known as huesos de fraile (monk bones) which are empty nuts of a tree called chachayotl that hit themselves when movement is produced making a very pleasant and characteristic sound :3
Many of Sonic Adventure elements were based on the Tahuantinsuyo and Maya civilisations. The Tahuantinsuyo people used most frequently gold and the Maya people used minerals the most. Mixed most of the times por sculpture and jewelry and also for quotidian objects to beautify them. Turquoise and jade were used the most along with obsidian, characteristic mineral of Mesoamerica.
These are some colours which are frequent in american cultures. Most of them are of mineral origin but there’s also plant and animal origin.
That red is obtained by crushing cochineal bugs on a metate (stone mortar). Purple colour is obtained from a shell that leaves a purple secretion. The blue is mineral and here’s an specific tone called Azul Maya or Maya Blue. You can see it in the paintings of Bonampak. I try to use this colours the most for it’s my favourite and it is completely related to the Maya which is my favourite culture | civilisation.
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