Item #22169 Bolom Chon. Mayan Artist Book.
Bolom Chon
Bolom Chon
Bolom Chon
Bolom Chon

Bolom Chon

San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas: Taller Leñteros, n.d. (2008?). First edition. Hardcover. Fine. Item #22169

Square 4to. Unpaginated. Covers of handmade paper deeply impressed with the title in black and red on the upper board and with jaguar tracks in yellow on both boards. Endpapers are made of agave fiber decorated in the manner of jaguar costumes pf the Tzotzil ritual. Text pages are silkscreened by Mayan artists and printed with the words of the Bolom Chun song. Bound in is an audio CD of a local child singing the song in Tzotzil. The center of the book opens to a pop-up of the head of the Jaguar, ad a Jaguar mask is laid-in. A fine exemplar in a decorated protective cardboard box, which has minor restoration.


The Taller Leñateros is the only publishing house in Mexico run by Mayan artists. It was founded in 1975 for the purpose of documenting, praising and disseminating Amerindian cultural values. 'Bolom Chon' was inspired by the canto 'Tzotzil Maya' and the fiesta of the Jaguar.

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Price: $1,250.00

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