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 blush on cheeks and sunburned ears, forehead and nose. Low relieve carved hairs are highlighted by curls at the forehead. Tiny eyelashes and fine eyebrows decorate the beautiful glass eyes; her face is highlighted with red lips, golden teeth and gorgeous bell-earrings. The inscription “Señorita” can be seen on the back as well as a smooth Patina that denotes use. Please notice that the price includes FREE USPS Shipping.
Age: Approximately carved in the 1950’s.
Ethnic Group: K’iché
Origin: Santa Cruz del Quiché, El Quiché
Use: Dance of the Conquest
Technique: Hand carved at a Morería
Size: Approximately 7” x 6” x 4”