Artists' Books Collection

Incantations by Mayan women


The copies in this 2nd edition are unnumbered. Text and illustrations printed in black on off-white art paper. 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. Issued in a brown cardboard clamshell box painted and stenciled in black; lined with the same black endpapers used in the book.


  • Ernándes, Xpetra
  • Okotz, Xun
  • Past, Ámbar

Publication Date: 2005

Original Size: 294 p. : ill. ; 25 x 26 cm in a case 28 x 27 cm.

Collection: MSU Libraries Artists' Book Collection

Call Number: folio PN4466.Z77 C66 2007b

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