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Our Lady of Guadalupe/Archangel Michael Reliquary Pendant

$ 200.00

Crafted by the Peruvian family cooperative Joyas Cachi, Our Lady of Guadalupe and Archangel Michael are masterfully painted on mother of pearl in this gorgeous, round reliquary pendant. Reliquaries hearken back to the Colonial era of Peru, when they became a unique genre of devotional jewelry and artistic expression. With an image on each side, 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.

The pendant is about 1 inch in diameter.

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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