Antique Mapuche Square/Circle Necklace

$ 735.00

  • Antique Mapuche Square/Circle Necklace
  • Traditional Mapuche Men's/Women's Necklace
  • The round disc shapes evoke the sun, moon, and astral elements in Mapuche cosmology, viewed as masculine. The square shapes, symbolizing the earth, its four cardinal directions and a link to powerful pillanes, ancestor and earth spirits, is traditionally viewed as feminine.
  • The combination points to a powerful synthesis intended as an amulet to bring harmony and protection from wekufes, malicious demons in the Mapuche worldview.
  • 60% Silver by acid assay
  • Approx. 30" long 
  • Origin is Mapuche people of Southern Chile, ca. 1920.