This is a stunning necklace of graduated hand shaped pieces of Mexican amber and Guatemalan jade. The clasp is a sterling silver hook and eye and the necklace is strung on heavy silk cord.
These necklaces are called chachales. They are ceremonial necklaces used by people in the Mayan cultures of Guatemala. Chachal means necklace in the k'che language and is also a reference to the sound these make when they move.
About 19.5” long
The silver content of the charms is unknown. The green beads are Guatemalan jade.
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These earrings are an homage to corn! Mexicans call themselves the "children of corn," descendants of people whose religious pantheon included three corn gods. Cornstalks were common patterns in ancient Mexican art and persist today in popular art. Between the Guatemalan and U.S. borders grow at least 32 varieties of corn, each with various sub-varieties, developed in response to climate and soil differences.
Sterling silver. About 1.5 inches long. Approx 7 grams.
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