Antique Mapuche Trarilonco Headband

$ 950.00

  • 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.