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Anasazi Bookplates, Aztec Bookplates, Inca Bookplates, Mayan Bookplates, Mesoamerica Bookplates



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ANASAZI GIRL BOOKPLATES
art by Cathy Lowmiller. This is from a book by Ms. Lowmiller entitled Chana, An Anasazi Girl (see below). [Note: If Ms. Lowmiller ever sees this, I wish you would contact me.] Condition: NEW package of 12 bookplates made by pacaritambo books. The peel-off label stock is heavier than most bookplate materials and is matte and not glossy. They are as perfect as possible, and we feel the subject matter is much different than you can get anywhere else. 3.3" H x 3.4" W. We can personalize your bookplate (the font is ZurichCalligraphic) - just email us the name. Any questions, click here to email us. Content: Chana sits in the beautiful ancient Anasazi homeland in the American Southwest.
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Anasazi Girl Bookplates

ANASAZI MIMBRES PLATE BOOKPLATES
art by Aroas. Condition: NEW package of 12 bookplates made by pacaritambo books. The peel-off label stock is heavier than most bookplate materials and is matte and not glossy. They are as perfect as possible, and we feel the subject matter is much different than you can get any where else. 4.0" H x 3.0" W. We can personalize your bookplate (the font is Cancun) - just email us the name. Any questions, click here to email us. Content: This is a combination of Anasazi pottery artwork with an inset of, at least, Mimbres-inspired design.
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Anasazi-Mimbres Bookplates

ANASAZI PETROGLYPHS BOOKPLATES
art by Dmstudio. Condition: NEW package of 12 bookplates made by pacaritambo books. The peel-off label stock is heavier than most bookplate materials and is matte and not glossy. They are as perfect as possible, and we feel the subject matter is much different than you can get anywhere else. 3.5" H x 3.5" W. We can personalize your bookplate (the font is Libra BT) - just email us the name. Any questions, click here to email us. Content: Petroglyphs can be found all over the Southwest from West Texas to California. Some petroglyps represent actual animals (deer, armadillos, etc.) while others are mysterious and seem to depict creatures from outer space (ok, some people think that). All are beautiful and worthy of being preserved wherever they are found.
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Anasazi Petroglyphs Bookplates

ANDEAN GOD BOOKPLATES
art from a photo. Condition: NEW package of 12 bookplates made by pacaritambo books. The peel-off label stock is heavier than most bookplate materials and is matte and not glossy. They are as perfect as possible, and we feel the subject matter is much different than you can get anywhere else. 4.0" H x 3.0" W. We can personalize your bookplate (the font is Libra BT) - just email us the name. Any questions, click here to email us. Content: This bookplate is also a design from much of Inca and pre-Inca stonework. This is also from the Gate of the Sun.
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Andean God

THE AZTEC CALENDAR BOOKPLATES
art from a photo. Condition: NEW package of 12 bookplates made by pacaritambo books. The peel-off label stock is heavier than most bookplate materials and is matte and not glossy. They are as perfect as possible, and we feel the subject matter is much different than you can get anywhere else. 4.0" H x 3" W. We can personalize your bookplate (the font is BinnerD) - just email us the name. Any questions, click here to email us. Content: This bookplate is a color representation of the Aztec Calendar symbolic of the ancient culture.
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Aztec Calendar

THE AZTEC PARCHMENT BOOKPLATES
art by Frenta. Condition: NEW package of 12 bookplates made by pacaritambo books. The peel-off label stock is heavier than most bookplate materials and is matte and not glossy. They are as perfect as possible, and we feel the subject matter is much different than you can get anywhere else. 3.0" H x 4.0" W. We can personalize your bookplate (the font is Book Antiqua) - just email us the name. Any questions, click here to email us. Content: This bookplate is a color representation of the ancient Aztec culture. The interior is a light brown/tan parchment color which does not show up well here.
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Aztec Parchment Bookplates

BONAMPAK MURALS BOOKPLATES
art from a photo. Condition: NEW package of 12 bookplates made by pacaritambo books. The peel-off label stock is heavier than most bookplate materials and is matte and not glossy. They are as perfect as possible, and we feel the subject matter is much different than you can get anywhere else. 4.0" H x 3.0" W. We can personalize your bookplate (the font is ZurichCalligraphic) - just email us the name. Any questions, click here to email us. Content: Bonampak is an ancient Maya archaeological site in the Mexican state of Chiapas. It is well-known for a number of murals, most especially those located within Structure 1 (The Temple of the Murals). The construction of the sites structures dates to the Early Classic period (c. AD 580 to 800). The paintings date from 790 and were made as frescos, with no seams in the plaster indicating that each room was painted in a single session during the short time that the plaster was moist. They show the hand of a master artist with a couple of competent assistants. The three rooms show a series of actual events with great realism. (Wikipedia). This graphic is of 3 nobles.
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Bonampak Murals Bookplates

CODEX CHARACTERS BOOKPLATES
art by Julioaldana. Condition: NEW package of 12 bookplates made by pacaritambo books. The peel-off label stock is heavier than most bookplate materials and is matte and not glossy. They are as perfect as possible, and we feel the subject matter is much different than you can get anywhere else. 4.0" H x 3.0" W. We can personalize your bookplate (the font is BinnerD) - just email us the name. Any questions, click here to email us. Content: These are "characters" from various Codices (Codex) which were saved from the vengeful fires of Spanish priests and sent to Europe for study and safekeeping.
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Mesoamerican Codex Chatacters Bookplates

JAGUAR BOOKPLATES
art by Julioaldana. Condition: NEW package of 12 bookplates made by pacaritambo books. The peel-off label stock is heavier than most bookplate materials and is matte and not glossy. They are as perfect as possible, and we feel the subject matter is much different than you can get anywhere else. 2.5" H x 3.5" W. We can personalize your bookplate (the font is Hobo BT) - just email us the name. Any questions, click here to email us. Content: The representation of jaguars in Mesoamerican cultures has a long history, with iconographic examples dating back to at least the mid-Formative period of Mesoamerican chronology. The jaguar (Panthera onca) is an animal with a prominent association and appearance in the cultures and belief systems of pre-Columbian Mesoamerican societies. All major Mesoamerican civilizations prominently featured a jaguar god, and for many, such as the Olmec, the jaguar was an important part of shamanism. Shamans often associate the jaguar as a spirit companion or nagual, which will protect the shamans from evil spirits while they move between the earth and the spirit realm. (Wikipedia).
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Mesoamerican Jaguar Bookplates

KOKOPELLI DANCING BOOKPLATES
art by V. Protsak. Condition: NEW package of 12 bookplates made by pacaritambo books. The peel-off label stock is heavier than most bookplate materials and is matte and not glossy. They are as perfect as possible, and we feel the subject matter is much different than you can get anywhere else. 3.1" W x 4.0" H. We can personalize your bookplate (the font is BinnerD) - just email us the name. Any questions, click here to email us. Content: Kokopelli is most likely the most famous of all the ancient American petroglyphs. "Kokopelli is a fertility deity, usually depicted as a humpbacked flute player (often with a huge phallus and feathers or antenna-like protrusions on his head), who has been venerated by some Native American cultures in the Southwestern United States. Like most fertility deities, Kokopelli presides over both childbirth and agriculture. He is also a trickster god and represents the spirit of music." (Wikipedia)
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Kokopelli Dancing Bookplates

KOKOPELLI ON STONE BOOKPLATES
art by sdmix. Condition: NEW package of 12 bookplates made by pacaritambo books. The peel-off label stock is heavier than most bookplate materials and is matte and not glossy. They are as perfect as possible, and we feel the subject matter is much different than you can get at a big store. 4.0" H x 3.0" W. We can personalize your bookplate (the font is Hobo BT) - just email us the name. Any questions, click here to email us. Content: Kokopelli is most likely the most famous of all the ancient American petroglyphs. Here he is depicted playing his flute on "sandstone." "Kokopelli is a fertility deity, usually depicted as a humpbacked flute player (often with a huge phallus and feathers or antenna-like protrusions on his head), who has been venerated by some Native American cultures in the Southwestern United States. Like most fertility deities, Kokopelli presides over both childbirth and agriculture. He is also a trickster god and represents the spirit of music." (Wikipedia)
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Kokopelli Dancing Bookplates

MACHU PICCHU BOOKPLATES
art from a photo rendering. Condition: NEW package of 12 bookplates made by pacaritambo books. The peel-off label stock is heavier than most bookplate materials and is matte and not glossy. They are as perfect as possible, and we feel the subject matter is much different than you can get at anywhere else. 4.0" H x 3.0" W. We can personalize your bookplate (the font is ZurichCalligraphic) - just email us the name. Any questions, click here to email us. Content: This beautiful rendering from a photo is used on our front page and depicts what was most likely the beauty of Machu Picchu.
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Machu Picchu Bookplates

MAYA CALENDAR BOOKPLATES (T'ZOLKIN BOOKPLATES)
art by Airi Pung. Condition: NEW package of 12 bookplates made by pacaritambo books. The peel-off label stock is heavier than most bookplate materials and is matte and not glossy. They are as perfect as possible, and we feel the subject matter is much different than you can get at anywhere else. 4.0" H x 3.0" W. We can personalize your bookplate (the font is CrossiantD) - just email us the name. Any questions, click here to email us. Content: This is a rendering of the Maya Calendar (T'zolkin) from ancient carvings with time divisions.
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T'zolkin Bookplates

MOCHE TUMI KNIFE BOOKPLATES
art by Aroas. Condition: NEW package of 12 bookplates made by pacaritambo books. The peel-off label stock is heavier than most bookplate materials and is matte and not glossy. They are as perfect as possible, and we feel the subject matter is much different than you can get at a big store. 4.0" H x 3.2" W. We can personalize your bookplate (the font is ZurichCalligraphic) - just email us the name. Any questions, click here to email us. Content: This is an artist's rendering of a Moche Tumi sacrificial knife (it is also our logo). "The Tumi is a sacrificial ceremonial knife distinctly characterized by a semi-circular blade, made of either bronze, copper, gold-alloy, wood, or silver alloy usually made of one piece and used by some Inca and pre-Inca cultures in the Peruvian Coastal Region. Other Andean cultures such as the Paracas have used the tumi for the neurological procedure of skull trepanation. Tumi were produced for ritual use and for burials of elite members of society." (Wikipedia)
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Moche Tumi Bookplates

MOCHE TUMI KNIFE HEAD BOOKPLATES
art from a photo. Condition: NEW package of 12 bookplates made by pacaritambo books. The peel-off label stock is heavier than most bookplate materials and is matte and not glossy. They are as perfect as possible, and we feel the subject matter is much different than you can get anywhere else. 4.0" H x 3.0" W. We can personalize your bookplate (the font is Snell Blk BT) - just email us the name. Any questions, click here to email us. Content: This is a photoof the head of a Moche Tumi sacrificial knife (it is also our logo). "The Tumi is a sacrificial ceremonial knife distinctly characterized by a semi-circular blade, made of either bronze, copper, gold-alloy, wood, or silver alloy usually made of one piece and used by some Inca and pre-Inca cultures in the Peruvian Coastal Region. Other Andean cultures such as the Paracas have used the tumi for the neurological procedure of skull trepanation. Tumi were produced for ritual use and for burials of elite members of society." (Wikipedia)
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Moche Tumi Goldhand Bookplates

NAZCA LINES BOOKPLATES (Spider)
art by Sdmix. Condition: NEW package of 12 bookplates made by pacaritambo books. The peel-off label stock is heavier than most bookplate materials and is matte and not glossy. They are as perfect as possible, and we feel the subject matter is much different than you can get at anywhere else. 4.0" H x 3.0" W. We can personalize your bookplate (the font is Blue Highway Linocut) - just email us the name. Any questions, click here to email us. Content: This is a faithful reproduction of the giant spider drawing (geoglyph) from the Nazca Lines on the Nazca Plain in southern Peru.
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Nazca Lines Bookplates

PALENQUE BOOKPLATES
art by Kattalina. Condition: NEW package of 12 bookplates made by pacaritambo books. The peel-off label stock is heavier than most bookplate materials and is matte and not glossy. They are as perfect as possible, and we feel the subject matter is much different than you can get anywhere else. 4.0" H x 3.0" W. We can personalize your bookplate (the font is Blue Highway Linocut) - just email us the name. Any questions, click here to email us. Content: Palenque (Bak' in Modern Maya) was a Maya city state in southern Mexico that flourished in the 7th century. The Palenque ruins date back to 100 BC to its fall around 800 AD. (Wikipedia). This graphic is of the Temple of Inscriptions.
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Palenque Bookplates

QUETZAL BOOKPLATES
art by I. Skorupych. Condition: NEW package of 12 bookplates made by pacaritambo books. The peel-off label stock is heavier than most bookplate materials and is matte and not glossy. They are as perfect as possible, and we feel the subject matter is much different than you can get anywhere else. 4.0" H x 3.0" W. We can personalize your bookplate (the font is CroissantD) - just email us the name. Any questions, click here to email us. Content: Revered throughout ancient Mesoamerica and parts of South America, the Quetzal is a beautiful large bird of many colors. The name is from Nahuatl quetzalli, "large brilliant tail feather" (Wikipedia). This representation is a bit of a "stylized" Quetzal.
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Quetzal Bookplates



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