Mayan Masks

As part of our Mayan topic, Year 6 have designed and created some fantastic Mayan masks. The children chose to work with clay or card to make their masks.

They looked at different types of masks; a green mask made from Jade was the death mask, which would protect the wearer on their journey to the afterlife. Some masks were inspired by animals, the Mayans believed animals represented the spirits, for example, many Maya often associated strong kings with jaguars.