This character represents the woman who helped Cortes forge alliances with various Indian nations against the Aztecs. Doña Marina/La Malinche traveled with Cortes as he conquered Mexico. She is considered the mother of the Mestizo (European-American Indian) Latin American race. La Malinche, took part in the Spanish conquest and gave birth to one of Cortes\' children. She is present in different dances as she can speak many Indigenous languages and Spanish, she is a translator. A very influential character but is seen as a prostitute who sold her country to the Conquistadores. To be called a “malinchista” is to be called a lover of foreigners, a traitor. Notice the red lips and blush on her cheeks; the black painted hair is highlighted by green and red curls at the forehead. Curios green painted caterpillar-like eyebrows decorate the black painted eyes. Two nails on her ears were used to hang earrings. Patina on the back denotes use. Please notice that the price includes FREE USPS Shipping.
Age: Approximately carved in the 1940’s.
Ethnic Group: K’iché Achí
Origin: Rabinal, Baja Verapaz
Use: Dance of the Conquest
Technique: hand carved at a Morería
Size: Approximately 6” x 4” x 7”