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Ámbar Past
Art Library Rare Books Collection: PM 4466 .Z95 E533 2005 oversize

"The three-dimensional cover, [a kind of mask] cast from recycled cardboard, corn silk, and coffee, represents the Mayan earth goddess Kaxail. Her eyes open onto handmade endpaper[s] blackened by soot and studded with palm fronds ... the product of a 20-year effort to compile a kind of modern Mayan codex ... contains dozens of silk-screen illustrations based on ancient Mayan folk-art patterns but painted by contemporary women" -- Publisher's website. "Recording, translation, and commentaries: Ámbar Past ... Book design and type-setting: Ámbar Past. Mother of the mask: Gitte Daehlin"--Colophon.