The Teenek goddess of fertility. Fertility was associated to the cycle of life and death. Any woman who died during childbirth or as a warrior was regarded just as sacred as the goddess of fertility. The head dress is made of flowers and skulls and at the end are quetzal feathers - sacred to the mayans; figurine at the left top corner is of a mother giving birth.
H 50 x W 60 x D 3” 2012 Oil on canvas
Barredora de nubes or Sweeper of Clouds. This Teenek goddess was responsible for the rain in a sense. She sweeps the clouds across the sky, taking and bringing along the grey, purple and blue rain clouds. Head dresses were often worn by priestesses. The purple dog represents the guide to the underworld after life.
La Gran Hilandera
The Great Weaver, Teenek Goddess. Almost always the weavers in a tribe are women. They are in charge of weaving the textiles for the community and start their training as young girls and often continue into their old age. The women are the weaver of dreams, of relationships and dynamics within the community.