This small wooden baseball bat was hand-carved in Mexico during the 1940s. What makes this bat so stunning and a rare collector’s piece are the Aztec designs and motifs that decorate the bat. The top of the bat is covered with several blue and black bands of color (signifying the sky) below which is the image of an Aztec chief (or deity), holding a club in one hand and a shield in the other while facing a red-leafed tree. The chief stands atop bands of red and black, which denote the blood of Earth Mother. As one’s view travels toward the base of the bat, more bands of color and design are found, with a terminus of black and red bands at the very base.
Though several scratches and loss of color do appear on the bat due to age, the bat itself is in very good vintage condition. Please review accompanying photographs.
Clearly not intended for baseball, this bat would make for a wonderful conversation piece in any living room, library, study or “man cave.” For those who collect Mexican or Central or South American artifacts, this stunning bat with Aztec imagery is a unique, must-have treasure.