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Mayaland Stained Glass

5 December 2005 Art

If you are going to Chichen Itza, consider walking out the back entrance towards Mayaland (or driving around and parking there) to check out these beautiful stained glass windows. They have been installed on the lower floor to the right of the main entrance beyond one of the gift shops. You can observe them without even going into the hotel, but of course they are especially beautiful with the light streaming through them.

The windows are all based on the original drawings of Frederic Catherwood, the man who came to the Yucatan with John Stephens.

The two of them collaborated to write and illustrate the first travel book about this area, called "Incidents of Travel in the Yucatan". There are at least five different scenes, including some of Catherwood's most famous drawings. Seeing them in living colour and so much bigger than usual really brings them to life. The windows were made locally in Merida and are beautifully executed.

Enjoy!

Comments

  • CasiYucateco 3 years ago

    There are also stained glass window companies in Merida. Two are fairly close together in the NW area of the Circuito Colonias.

  • Susan Stagg 3 years ago

    We live in Mani. We would like one widow custom made for our house. Can you help us? Thank you, S. Stagg

  • Nasrene MacDonald 4 years ago

    My husband and I can design (with your consultation) and make custom stained glass insert or hanging window and light-box panels, in any style (see our other linked web pages). We ship worldwide, fully insured. On our Art Deco page (URL provided here), you can see several Maya-themed panels created by my husband, who has traveled to five different ancient Maya sites.

  • CasiYucateco 5 years ago

    We are also interested to know if anyone knows who made the windows? A local craftsman or artist? Are stained glass supplies available in Merida? Are there any stained glass businesses for custom windows?

    Thanks in advance.

  • Jane Dunham 6 years ago

    Can anyone tell me the name of the local who made the windows?

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