Mayan art is Inexpensive, beautiful, unique and functional. It also has its own unique requirements for transportation, hanging and display. Please read on for additional information about how to transport, handle and hang mayan art.
How to handle and hang mayan art is a very important step in the process of acquiring mayan art. It can be a complicated process, so we at Art Of Maya have made a blog on our site that will walk you through it.
When handling and hanging mayan art, you should first remember that these are generally very heavy objects. They are not made for hanging in the same way that your typical modern piece of art is, so extra care must be taken when handling and hanging them. The next thing to consider is that mayan art was originally created to be placed in tombs, so they are usually painted with bright colors and deep lacquers to protect the art from decay over time. When handling and hanging mayan art, you should take caution to prevent scuffs and scratches. This is especially true when transporting and handling the art, as you don’t want any damage done prior to it being properly hung on your wall or table.
What kind of material was used for creating mayan art?
The most common material used for creating mayan art was jadeite (a type of semi-precious stone). Other common materials were obsidian, which is volcanic glass created from molten lava rock; metals such as gold, silver and copper
If you want to hang and display your Mayan artworks, you should consider some precautions. Many of the mayans artworks are very fragile, and not all works are made to be displayed.
The following blog post will give you tips on how to handle, transport and hang your artwork, in order to protect it from damage.
It is a widely held idea that Mayan art should be handled with great care. However, not many people know why this is so. So here are some reasons why handling and transportation of mayan art should be done with care:
1) The ancient Mayans were relatively meticulous when they carved stone monuments and painted pottery, but they also had a tendency to leave it as is, which obviously makes our jobs harder to handle and transport mayan art pieces.
2) Since the Mayans did not bury their dead in any kind of sarcophagus or casket, they were buried in their regular clothes, which were already worn out by that time. The clothing was usually made from hemp or cotton (which was also used for rope and other everyday items). These materials have a tendency to shed fibers and flake off over time. This also adds to the wear and tear of mayan art pieces over time, thus making them harder to handle and transport.
3) After the Spanish Conquest, both Catholic influence and the Spanish inquisition put an end to most of the traditional religious practices of the ancient Mayans – all except for their beliefs about death. The Mayans still believed that those who died would return from the dead on December 21st (Simb
“The ancient Maya had no written language, but their art speaks volumes about the culture. The Maya created beautiful carvings and murals that show what life was like for these fascinating people.”
Maya art can be carved stone or pottery, as well as paintings made on walls and vases. In the past, curators for museums and collectors for private homes have often been tempted to transport, handle and hang these works of art in inappropriate ways. Today, we know more about the proper care of Maya art, thanks to the work of scholars who have studied this unique civilization. Here are four important tips to follow if you want to protect your valuable collection:
1. Transport your art with care
Be sure to use a padded box or container when moving a piece of Maya art. Avoid stacking other heavy objects on top of your pottery or carving. You should also be sure to label each piece so that you don’t mix up your art while it’s in storage or transit.
2. Handle your objects with care
Handle your pieces using white cotton gloves or soft cloths so that you don’t damage them. You should also avoid touching any surface other than the one you intend to decorate; for example, do not press your fingernail
There are a lot of people who have Mayan art in their collections and just don’t know how to handle it. A common problem is that they don’t realize that the work has to be handled with care and thought.
There are certain things that you should do and not others when you handle Maya art. No matter what the item is, if it is made from organic material, you need to take special care of it.
For example, there are many places where you can buy pre-made hangers for mayan art. These are intended for pieces that are made of wood but even then they should be treated with caution as the wood and especially the nails used in them are prone to rotting if they get wet or even exposed to humidity. The same applies to any other type of cardboard or plastic hanger. If you want to use one, make sure they are absolutely dry before using or your piece may be damaged.
You should never hang anything on a metal hook as these will corrode over time and ruin your piece. You may also want to avoid wire hangers as these leave marks on the surface of your piece if they catch on it while being moved around. The best material for hangers is wood which does not cause rusting or rot and
After the purchasing of a Maya artifact, there will be questions on how to ship, handle and hang the piece. We will provide some basic information here.
Shipping: The easiest way is to have a crate built locally, with padding and wrapping such as bubble wrap and plastic foam. The crate should fit snugly around the piece and have at least three inches of padding on all sides. The crate should be marked “FRAGILE” or “HANDLE WITH CARE.”
Handling: When handling a Maya artifact, remember that it is not made from cement or stone like Western art. It is organic material (wood and gesso) covered with stucco. This means that it can expand or contract based on temperature changes, and can crack if dropped or banged against hard surfaces.
Here are some tips for handling:
1) Always wear clean cotton gloves when handling Maya artifacts, especially in hot or cold weather 2) If the piece has delicate areas, or if you are holding it above shoulder level (such as in an airport), use an appropriate device to support the piece, such as a wooden dowel or a museum-quality hanging kit 3) Always support a piece if you are moving it up into your arms – don’t