Taino Masks

funerary urn for major characters and loved ones of the tribe.

Totem
“God of Snuff.” This figure was used as

sun god

Sun God
Sale of a cave of the country’s chief Mautiatibuel (son of dawn) or “Lord of the Dawn”, which returns to hide, while the moon comes out of there.

seal pr rattle

Seal or Rattle
Part representing toad or turtle with geometric design subsection, used to make prints on clothing or skin.

Politza

Potiza
Container used by the Aborigines of Quisqueyana to store water and fermenting the wine produced with the juice of Guáyiga. They were bought by women to men as a declaration of love

opiyel guobiran

Opiyel Guobiran
God-dog, remained tied until the evening when it was released into the jungle. Its position suggests that it is ready to jump and escape to freedom.

olla

Olla
Vessel used in cooking and for ceremonial occasions.

mppn goddess

Moon Goddess
Sale of a cave of the country chieftain Mautiatibuel (son of dawn) or “Lord of the Dawn”, which returns to hide, while the sun rises from there.

mask

Mask
Representation of the face of characters and mystical animals or real world Taino.

maquetaurie

Maquetaurie Guava
Inhalers used by the Taino in the rite of cohoba for inhaling dust hallucinogen during the magical-religious ceremony.

majador

Opiyel Guobiran
God-dog, remained tied until the evening when it was released into the jungle. Its position suggests that it is ready to jump and escape to freedom.

Ltiva

Itiva Tahuvava
Goddess Mother Earth. Mother of twins representing the four cardinal points or “the four winds.”

God of labour

God of Labour
Recreation brothers Guillen, based on Taino art. The potiza carrying on his back, representing the hard work you were subjected aboriginal Americans as a result of conquest.

god of force

God of force
Recreation brothers Guillen, based on Taino art. The trunk that rose, represents the willpower of the people for being free.