Feathered headdresses and formidable masks

By Google Arts & Culture

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Both the Maya and Aztec were cultures that appreciated adornment - especially in the form of headdresses and masks.Β 

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Feathers from birds of every color and kind were used to create costumes, which could include headpieces.

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Jade was a prestigious material sought after by the Maya and used to create masks, jewelry and other adornments that represented a high status.Β 

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Masks of jade and other materials were worn by the Maya in a variety of circumstances, and played a significant role in other aspects of Mayan culture -Β 

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for instance, they could be used to decorate temples.

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