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Antique Mapuche Trarilonco Headband
- Antique Mapuche Trarilonco Headband or Necklace
- Traditional Mapuche Woman's Headband, known as a Trarilonco
- The dangling disc shapes evoke the sun, moon, and astral elements in Mapuche cosmology.
- The embossed domes on Mapuche jewelry often symbolizes breasts or a pregnant abdomen, to enhance a wearer's fertility and femininity.
- The Trarilonco is believed to protect the woman's mind and intellect from attack by pillanes, sometimes mischievous spirits, and more importantly, wekufes, or malicious demons and spirits.
- 60% Silver by acid assay
- Approx. 40" long with the hand-braided cotton cord, Metal chain measuring 24.5" long
- Origin is Mapuche people of Southern Chile, ca. 1920.