Mother and daughters
Decorative Mayan-themed sculpture
©2016 Charlene Brown
This painting is based on a photograph I took in the bromeliad garden of our hotel in San José.
The Mayan civilization, which flourished in MesoAmerica until the arrival of the Spanish in the early 16th century, extended to this area, but there is only one major Mayan archaeological site in Costa Rica, the Guayabo National Monument. Some artifacts have been found and Mayan decorative themes are popular.