Pre-Columbian Mysticism in Contemporary Fashion
Regina Dejimenez and Leyre Valiente
American Museum of Madrid
Xibalba, the Maya underworld, kingdom of the gods of disease and death: the Ajawab or Lords of Xibalba. It does not represent hell since death and disease were seen as part of existence, not as punishment. Life was understood in complementary pairs; day and night, life and death.