Mexican Table Lamp - Aztec
This is a one off lamp
Natural pine frame table lamp, very modern and unusual. Standard Australian power lead with in-line switch .
The lampshade is handmade in WA, featuring an Aztec Legend design among other Mexicana illustrations.
Size : 50cm height x 30cm width
Comes with LED bulb
The Legend of Popo & Izta 🌵🗻💔
The Warrior & The Maiden: In pre-Hispanic times, when the Aztec empire ruled Mexico, a Tlaxcala warrior fell in love with his princess, a maiden of incredible beauty. His name was Popocatépetl, hers was Iztaccíhuatl; Popo and Izta for short.
When Popo asked Izta's father for her hand in marriage, he agreed, but only if Popo returned victorious from battling the Aztecs, with the heads of his enemies to prove it.
So Popo went off to war, promising to return.
After months of waiting, a rival of Popo's, in love with Izta himself, told the princess that her warrior would never return because he had died in battle. Heartbroken, Izta fell into deep despair.
When Popo finally did return carrying the heads his enemies, he found a corpse instead of bride: Izta had died of a broken heart.
Grief-stricken, Popo carried Izta's body to the mountains, where he laid her out and stood watch over her, day after day, night after night, until the snow covered them both and the gods took pity on them, transforming the tragic couple into the eternal peaks of Popo and Izta, the "Smoking Mountain" watching over the sleeping figure of the "White Lady," his love her smouldering for eternity.