A collection of Mapuche silver jewelry Including five breast ornaments, sequil, four with incised avian decorations at top; three pendants with human effigy designs; two cross pendants, trapelacucha; two head ornaments with suspended ornamental discs, trarilonco; and three cloth or woven belt panels studded with silver half-beads, ngutroe.
Ximena Huilipán is a Chilean Mapuche Indian model and actress.
"The most beautiful and costly pieces of Araucanian jewellery are traditionally worn on the head and chest" | From the publication " Mapuche Silver". Text: Raul von Bennewitz Morris. Photographer: Juan Carlos Gedda
"The spirit of the race is present in the jewels, the light of the metaphysical conceptions, the symbolic and protective union of the deities with their people" | From the publication " Mapuche Silver". Text: Raul von Bennewitz Morris. Photographer: Juan Carlos Gedda