Jade of the Maya

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One Thing Guatemala Is Known For Is Jade.

It was the source for Jade used by the Olmecs and Mayor. If a jade object is found in the Americas before Columbus Chances are it’s made of Guatemalan Jade lumps of purest Jade nearly ready for harvest on the Jade tree No wait there. Avocados the Jade Museum Antigua Guatemala at the door was a man with a pump-action shotgun apparently they don’t allow them as surprises here they turn by various stages lumps of greenish rock into artifacts such as this jade Marimba got Tomales national instrument we’ve got loads of examples of Jade here as well as fake jade. This is the real thing and they give this to people to heft because it’s heavy.

The Guatemalan Jade Is Very Heavy.

One significance of this being that you can’t make huge elaborate statues out of it because they tend. break under their own weight. Another thing you got to remember is that when you see Kings bedecked in vast amounts of jade jewelry they are really weighed down so it wouldn’t mean for everyday wear now. Jade varies in color quite a bit here.

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We Have A Number Of Samples From

Guatemala. Some have a lot of iron in them, which makes them very dark. Others have got nickel and chromium and so forth that gives you various shades of green and this one how clear it is to the camera that’s actually sort of a lie low key colour and that’s got titanium in it and of course the significance of that is that all these types of jade we’ve different parts of the countries. So when you find some Jade of a particular colour in a particular city that’s very very far from the source you know. that there was a long there was long distance trade occurring between the cities now The one of the properties of Jade is that it’s translucent.

So If I Put This Stone

in front of the light. You’ll see that it’s opaque because that’s not Jade, whereas that is Jade so it’s it’s beautiful under the light and sometimes the colors you see that’s that’s titanium and it’s got very definite purple in it and there’s a blue well that was supposedly called Olmec blue well it’s part to my eyes. I must admit that looks fairly green, but anyway point is its translucent and one interesting characteristic of Jade is that you can tell if it’s the real stuff by whacking it with a hammer and listening for what it sounds like because a dull piece of ordinary rock sounds like this a dull third, whereas from Jade you. get a metallic ring, it’s like hitting an anvil now of course because it’s quite a hard stone that means it’s quite difficult to file and smooth, so you need something very hard to do that job with so what did the mayor do they used garnets. These are our garnets.

There Are Them To Themselves There

semi-precious stones. We use them for jewelry today they’re they’re a reddish colored and how I forget it under the light Eustace that’s clear that they’re they’ve got a red hue to them and they would grind these up and then they would get gum and put gum on a piece of wood and then put the dust of the garnets on and that would then become a file which they would use to to work and file away to this very hard stone. So that gives you some idea of how precious. was because it was so precious but just to work it you needed something that was also very precious Now. Of course the Maya would know the working Jade in the industry was thriving in their time, but they largely died out when the Conquistadors turned up.

They Found That They Were Able

to mine out what Jade. They discovered the green gold as they’d hoped it would could be in about twenty-year period so no more Jade until Jai and Mary Lou riding out came along and in 1974. So really quite recently discovered new sources of Jade in Guatemala and so the Jade industry was revived not actually that many places in the world that produced Jade. One of them is is a Burma which is sometimes now known as Myoma. It requires a particular asset of geological circumstances to come together.

You Have Plates That Are.

Ramming into each other, you get the surface of one being forced down into something called a subduction zone. This is geology folks and under with the right temperatures and pressures and the right mix of chemicals. You can get this semi-precious stone this green gold this Jade forming it’s all to do with tectonics you see, but you knew that where are the arrows coming at each other. Guatemala so here they are posing for the camera by looking very adventuresome and frankly.

I Think They Probably Overdone The Costume.

They don’t just ridiculous and early maize God look sweet corn. Why is this woman grinning in this strange way because she’s busy giving birth now here’s a weird coincidence. The Goddess of the moon is also the goddess of hares and rabbits just like Easter in Britain. Another local stone is obsidian a black glass-like volcanic stone that.

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Worked And Used Like Flint For

very very sharp blades look at that bulb of percussion just pounding around here in these please I’m Batman here’s a weird one. They had wheels that appear on these things which might be toys but not on machines or transport guys wheels really useful come on we know he’s a scribe because of inscriptions that tell us serve a box and the result of some 3d puzzle solving the wood cause of the originals of things like this rot away and leave us with a load of jade pieces and the pins that held them. Kings sometimes wore Jade masks. This one has a stucco backing and a facing of Jade. Jade Teeth and earrings seemed to have been the preserve of the very high-status Nobles possibly only Kings how do we know this chaps are noble just look at his teeth and a year after burial.

They Might Take You Out Again

and decorate leaving you like this long-distance trade of jade between the cities. They had a big book with a version of the May and calendar showing birth dates you looked up your Gregorian birth date and then it told you what sort of mayor you would be It’s a bit like finding out if you’re a Capricorn or a Taurus, but with individual days that are different every year instead of repeating months, then they could sell you The appropriate Jade Trinket September. The 27th 1964 Kat Kat is says buy them so it turns out. I am a level 5 for walk which is a turtle my. disappointed with this news, although I don’t see why then exit via the gift shop you?

Summary

Guatemala was the source for Jade used by the Olmecs and Mayor . Jade varies in color quite a bit here. Some have a lot of iron in them, which makes them very dark. Others have got nickel and chromium and so forth that gives you various shades of green . The one of the properties of Jade is that it’s translucent. So if I put this stone in front of the light, it’s opaque because that’s not Jade, whereas that is Jade so it’s beautiful under the light and sometimes the colors you see that’s that’s titanium and it’s got very bright. The one significance of this being that you can’t make huge elaborate statues out of it because they tend to break under their own weight.& Another thing you got to remember is that when you see Kings bedecked in vast amounts of jade jewelry they are really weighed down so it wouldn’t mean for everyday wear now. It wouldn’t mean for normal wear now ….. Click here to read more and watch the full video