CUSTOM ORDER JEWELRY
This pendant is made of sterling silver (925) made by hand in my workshop and of beautiful Nevada turquoise.
Kukulkan is the god who brought civilization to the Mayas, the Mayan feathered serpent. It is similar to the Quetzalcoatl Aztec god. He is the god of the four elements, the creator and symbol of resurrection and reincarnation. He also gave the lifeblood of Mayan civilization: corn.
To make this customized order whose main guidelines were to have a pre-Hispanic Maya picture and a semiprecious stone, we have chosen the representation of Kukulkan. This is one of the best known of these civilization gods, and a blue-green stone, whose symbolism is very important in this culture.
This representation of the feathered snake comes from an engraving of Yaxchilan, Maya Postclassical archaeological site. One speaks in this case of the Vision Serpent, which would be a version of Kukulkan. The design comes from the lintel 15 of the structure 22 of Yaxchilan. It represents Wak tuun, wife of King Bird Jaguar IV in a ritual offering of her blood and gets the appearance of the Vision Snake. We have extracted the representation of Kukulkan for making of this jewel.
This pendant is really one of a kind.
It is artisan etched. The etching process takes times but the result allows appreciating the intricate and delicate patterns. The bas-relief effect is really nice. The deeper part is matte and the upper part has been sanded and polished.
Etching is an artisanal process which produces a unique design each time I use it. Two pieces with a same design will never be exactly the same by the hazards of the process. Each detail makes a unique piece. Polished, shiny finish.
As we currently dwell in Mexico, provide a period of 2 to 5 weeks to receive your order. Thank you for taking this information into account before ordering in our shop (please, read the complete conditions of shipping here).
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I hope you will love this jewel as much as I enjoyed creating it.
By Emmanuelle Guyon
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