South Central Chile, or Southwest Argentina | 19th century silver Mapuche Pectoral | 1200$

South Central Chile, or Southwest Argentina | 19th century silver Mapuche Pectoral | 1200$

Aprendiendo Vida: Platería Mapuche

Aprendiendo Vida: Platería Mapuche

Tupu (alfiler mapuche ) plata y fibra vegetal

Tupu (alfiler mapuche ) plata y fibra vegetal

La platería de los mapuches Ilustración, José Pérez de Arce

La platería de los mapuches Ilustración, José Pérez de Arce

READ: Among the most distinctive types of Mapuche silver jewelry are the various forms of women’s breast plates and pendants. These were suspended from necklaces, TUPOS (shawl pins), or pinned to the woolen mantle. The traditional womens’ clothing was dyed a very deep indigo blue-black, so the contrast of the bright silver against the dark fabric presented a very striking and attractive image. Before the use of silver became widespread, jewelry was comprised of blue-green stone beads and…

READ: Among the most distinctive types of Mapuche silver jewelry are the various forms of women’s breast plates and pendants. These were suspended from necklaces, TUPOS (shawl pins), or pinned to the woolen mantle. The traditional womens’ clothing was dyed a very deep indigo blue-black, so the contrast of the bright silver against the dark fabric presented a very striking and attractive image. Before the use of silver became widespread, jewelry was comprised of blue-green stone beads and…

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