Obsidian Carving

Obsidian Carving

By pre-columbian cultural heritage The valley of Teotihuacán, Mexico, is rich in the artistic manifestation of the carving of the obsidian stone, volcanic glass that by its color, shine and hardness contrasts gradually colorations that are diluted between black and gray. Holder of aesthetic values and ritual symbolism since ancient Mexico, obsidian has been an excellent material for making knives, pen knives and projectile points. In polishing it, expert sculptors have obtained reflective surfaces to make mirrors, masks, sculptures and scepters, as well as earrings, beads and badges with which they decorated the images of the gods and adorned the...

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