Jade Necklace of Mayan Figure Aq'ab'al from Guatemala, "Aq'ab'al Medallion"
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Signifying the simultaneous presence of dark and light, as well as the sunrise and sunset, the Mayan glyph for the macaw, Aq'ab'al, is etched by hand into a medallion of dark green Guatemalan jade. Zandra Lorena Sajbin designs this stunning pendant necklace, inspired by the beauty of jade and the significance of pre-Hispanic glyphs. The pendant centers a length of adjustable cotton cord, and features the Nahual name "Aq'ab'al" inscribed on the reverse side.
- 9 grams
- 0.33 oz
- Cord length: 50.8 cm min L - x 101.6 cm max L
- Cord length: 20" min L - x 40" max L
- Cord width: 2 mm
- Cord width: 2 mm
- Pendant: 0.4 cm H x 2.9 cm Diam.
- Pendant: 0.2" H x 1.1" Diam.
From a humble artist to a respected member of her community, Zandra captures the spirit of the Women's Empowerment badge. "After my husband died in 2017, I knew I would need to provide for my three children. I've made their education my top priority and plan to send each of them to university. I have also welcomed helpers into my workshop, and support them with fair wages," she says.
Zandra started off as a humble artisan with a strong passion. Since her start with NOVICA, she has been able to grow her workshop and achieve more than she thought possible. She is able to support her children, create jobs in her community, and has become one of the most respected artisans in her city.
Zandra Lorena Sajbin has received 9 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1050 and the most recent for $3500. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of more silver, jade and tools so she can develop her new designs.
Zandra lost her husband in 2017 and she is now the sole provider for her three children, Fabricio, Alejandro and Dulce. Through her jade jewelry art, she is able to support her children and increase their livelihood.
My necklace just arrived yesterday and I already love it. The Guatemalan Jade is incredible and very well etched and polished and it hangs light, in case there are those who like lighter necklaces. The face of the pendant suggests it was hand done, but very well done at that, and I can't help but love to wear it.
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