A CURIOUS CONDOR

Every version of ancient South American culture has a ton of bird references. Sometimes it’s a warrior, sometime it’s good luck.

 

A KING FOR KINGS

There is a lot of avian influence in the ancient Mohican cultures. Almost every bird has a special and unique significance to what it represents in design. Then there is the King Vulture.

 

AN ANCIENT GAME

The Aztec called it Patolli, a game for the royals. It’s a time so long ago, that we don’t even know how it got to our shores and became Pachisi.

BIRDS OF THUNDER

The Apache tribes of the yesteryears have always been a very visual culture. They have worn their colours with pride, on their garments, their living quarters and their weaponry.

 
 

FISH ON A PLATEAU

Mesa Verde, was a city a millennia ago, on a land which is now Colorado. Mesa means tabled land, hidden from the roving eye.

 

OF SPATIAL GODS

The Navaho were warriors, men of extreme pride in their being. And they drew strong male gods, in sand, as a reminder of who they were supposed to be.

 

SEAL OF EMPIRES

The world has been inspired many a times by the Mesoamerican cultures. The double-headed eagle symbolism was one such thing.

 

THE COSMIC WORM

Is it a constellation? Is it a worm? Is it the twisted foot of the most humble Aztec God? The answer to all is yes. This humble motif is all that and more.

 

THE DIVINE GEOMETRY

There is a distinct influence of parallel lines, and straight edges in the ancient civilization of South America.

 

THE GREAT UNMASKING

Expressions are, individual and collective at the same time. That might be the reason all the ancient civilizations had their versions of it. Sort of a motif, of an identity. From religion, to pottery, to frescoes; from clothing, across time.

 

THE IMMORTAL GLYPH

There is a lot of avian influence in the ancient Mohican cultures. Almost every bird has a special and unique significance to what it represents in design.

 

THE MOHICAN TRINITY

Lost to time, this design is an ode to the amalgamate style of stamp design from the lost land of Inca. 

 

SECRET OF ACOMA

It’s always the anomaly that draws our attention. Like the Pueblo people of the Acoma Valley, which is also referred to as the ‘Sky City’ in ancient Inca mentions.

 

THE TWIN BASILISK

Revived from ancient Michoacán, the two-headed serpent was the sign of the times. An entwined figure, like we all are entwined with our other selves, going through time immortal.

 

WHERE'S EL-DORADO

Pagan worshippers often depict the natural world around them in a mystical manner. It comes from the core belief that every living being posses a special power inside them.

 

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