the WEAVER STATUE
from Mexico's Island of Women, Isla Mujeres
5 inches deep x 6 inches high Ganges Clay Statue
Dusty clay silvery pink color finish.
Ixchel is the world-weaver, Mayan Goddess of childbirth and healing. In this
statue she sits entranced, accompanied by her companion the nest-weaver bird,
dreaming out the warp and weft of the Great Fabric of Life upon her back strap
Ixchel was worshipped throughout the Mayan Yucatan as the Life-Giving Queen.
The rite of passage into womanhood required fashioning such a clay statue of
Ixchel, traveling to the sacred Isle of Women (Isla Mujeres) and performing a
ritualistic breaking of the image in her temple there. Ixchel can be compared to
Spider Woman, the Creatrix worshiped widely by North American native peoples."
[Museo Nacional, Mexico City, 8th cent. CE]
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