Maya Art and Artifacts
Mayans used pictures mostly in their books. The paper employed was constructed from the inner bark of a fig tree which was smashed, pounded and pulled to the right consistency. It was done with a very fine brush, the common colors were red and black the Maya also used green, yellow and brown. Mayas painting appeared on pottery, stone and sometimes on jade. A lot of Mayan art was destroyed by Central Americas damp and tropical climate. As a result, the superb example of the paintings in the rooms at Bonampak is even more of a miracle. The walls are covered in rich murals, depicting vivid scenes of Mayan life and in particular some connected with a military campaign or raid.
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