KAQAK´AXOOL: Runaawaal ja b´eyomal [Kaqak´axool: The nawal of Wellness and Prosperity]
This is an ancient oral tradition from the Tz´utujil Mayan people, located in San Juan La Laguna, Sololá, on the strips of the beautiful and famous Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.
The story is about a nawal (cosmic spirit in Mayan cosmology) who lived in a town where the people became greedy and thought they were above the one who used to bring wellness and prosperity to the place, and since there was already plenty of goods he was no longer needed. He got expelled and ruin came to those in San Juan La Laguna, though he was merciful and got back to town after an apology.
SEILI (Sociedad de Editores e Ilustradores de libros infantiles) is the Guatemalan chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, represented by Maria Andree Paiz and Walter Wirtz. To kickstart operations in the country they organized an illustration exhibition about mayan oral tradition, which this piece is part of.
Fine art print in cotton Pearl paper
Numbered 1/15 series
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