Popol Vuh

These costumes were commissioned by the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston to be worn by their Docents to help showcase their excellent collection of Pre-Colombian Art. Xbalanque and Hunahpu were the Hero Twins of the Popol Vuh, the Mayan Creation Myth. The costumes are actually body smoothing leotards with hand painted appliqués worn under a suede loincloth. They were designed to fit a variety of body sizes and have been rigged to that effect. Antonia also designed the jewelry, wigs and headpieces. It's amazing how many of our various creation myths involve the adventures of twins.