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, chin and nose. Low relieve carved hairs are highlighted by curls at the forehead. Tiny eyelashes and fine eyebrows decorate the beautiful black painted eyes; her face is highlighted with red lips, blushing cheeks and gorgeous blue and yellow earrings with old silver Guatemalan Peso Coins. Patina on the back denotes use. Please notice that the price includes FREE USPS Shipping.
Age: Approximately carved in the 1960’s.
Ethnic Group: K’iché Achí
Origin: Rabinal, Baja Verapaz
Use: Dance of the Conquest, Baile Convite
Technique: Hand carved at a Morería
Size: Approximately 7” x 6” x 6”