Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Unique Petroglyph .. Sol (Sun) de Jayuya ..




Petroglyphs are rock carvings or carved in stone. This particular petroglyph, Sol (Sun) de Jayuya, is not found any other place in Puerto Rico and because of  this,  it is of  great archaeological value. 
The other petroglyph is the ... Coqui Taino ... also a very popular petroglyph (paying tribute to our most loved ... tiny frog ... that is not green but  flesh tone).... used as inspiration for tattoos.  


Our Petroglyphs were carved by the Taino Indians who inhabited Puerto Rico in pre-Columbian times (before 1493). Some believe that they are artistic symbols or writings or have a religious significance.
I hand painted the design on blue-green chiffon silk.  It has a border of leaves and vines.  

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