The Maya had a sense
of beauty that was quite different from ours. They shaped the
skulls of their newborn children by tying boards to the forehead.
They admired a forehead that sloped back.
Slightly crossed-eyes were considered beautiful.
An object would be dangled in front of their eyes to try to create
The Mayas wore many different forms
of jewelry. Jade Jewelry was the favorite. Jade was worn
in beads, earrings, and ear spools. It was also one of the materials
that the Mayas traded. The Mayas also wore gold.
The Maya would put body paint
on themselves for special occasions.
They decorated their teeth . First they filed their teeth to make
them pointed and put jade in the holes.
Men wore an ex which is a loincloth--a
cloth that covers as much as a small bathing suit. . Women
wore loose sack like dresses. The clothes of the priests and
nobles were made with finer materials and had many shells and beads
on them. For ceremonies they wore wonderful head-dresses.