Guatemalan Silver and Jade Necklace, "Green Jaguar"
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Shaped of jade, prized by the Maya, this sleek geometric pendant adorns a brown leather necklace by Pablo Castellanos. "The jewelry worn by the ancient Maya inspired this design," he says. This dark green jade with black flecks is known as "jaguar jade" and was used in good luck amulets.
.925 Sterling silver
- 16 grams
- 0.55 oz
- Cord: 45.7 cm L x 0.3 cm W
- Cord: 18" L x 0.1" W
- Pendant: 4 cm L x 2.6 cm W x 0.5 cm D
- Pendant: 1.6" L x 1" W x 0.2" D
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
Pablo Castellanos has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1500 and the most recent for $600. Proceeds were used to invest in a bulk purchase of natural jade and fine silver for his jewelry.
This artist is currently supporting and providing for the education of their children, grandchildren, or children in their community, whether it be at the primary, secondary, or university level.
This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.