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Our Lady of Guadalupe/Archangel Raphael Reliquary Pendant

$ 140.00

Crafted by the Peruvian family cooperative Joyas Cachi, Our Lady of Guadalupe and Archangel Raphael are masterfully painted on mother of pearl in this gorgeous, oval reliquary pendant. Reliquaries have their roots in the Colonial era of Peru, when they became a unique genre of devotional jewelry and artistic expression. An image is featured on each side of the pendant so the wearer can always keep one of the subjects hidden and close to their heart. Inspired by their family patriarch, Victor Valderrama, the Joyas Cachi cooperative carries on his tradition of blending Inca, Colonial, Modern and Baroque styles and jewelry techniques. Each piece is handmade from start to finish, including mold making, casting, soldering and polishing.

This pendant is about 2 and ¼ inches long and 1 inch at its widest point.

Chain sold separately.

"My art inspires me to keep the tradition of my ancestors alive, while helping make my culture known throughout the world through my art."      - Sonia Cachi Yupanqui of Joyas Cachi, Peru

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