Teotihuacan Obsidian Carvers

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Teotihuacan's Peripheral Highway, San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico
Teotihuacan Obsidian Carvers - Obsidian Lapidary
Teotihuacan Obsidian Carvers - Obsidian Lapidary
Teotihuacan Obsidian Carvers - Obsidian Lapidary
Teotihuacan Obsidian Carvers - Obsidian Lapidary
Teotihuacan Obsidian Carvers - Obsidian Lapidary

Teotihuacan Obsidian Carvers San Juan Teotihuacan Reviews

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Teotihuacan's Obsidian Carvers Feb 22, 2009
Teotihuacan's Obsidian Carvers, several are located along and just off of the Peripheral Highway of the Archaeological Park of Teotihuacan. There are many, many vendors that walk around the ruins selling small example of obsidian carved with mesoamerican images. These small pieces are all carved with limited detail of the lowest quality of obsidian. you can pick from 20 or more designs for under $20.00 US. To see the larger pieces you should try to visit one of the lapidary studios across the street from the ruins. Here you will see the finest of obsidian and artistry on display and in the process of manufacture. There will pieces weighing hundreds of pounds and 2 to 3 feet tall. Most of the larger pieces are $1,000.00 US or more. You could watch the entire process from the rough cutting, basic shapers and the fine carvers. Please notice that most the workers are wearing respirators to help forestall the onset of silicosis. So, I recommend observing from a distance and not fine yourself in a downwind position.
Obsidian Lapidary
Obsidian Lapidary
Obsidian Lapidary
Obsidian Lapidary
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alyssa_ob says:
Whatever happened to carving obsidian with a rock hammerstone or bone fragment?
Posted on: Feb 20, 2009
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