Mapuche Jewelry

Indigenous Chilean and Argentinian Mapuche Silver Jewelry
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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.

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.

Mapuche girl in traditional headdress

Mapuche girl in traditional headdress

Mapuche jewelry

Mapuche jewelry

Argentina - Mapuche

Argentina - Mapuche

Argentina / Patagonia | Charm pendant from the Mapuche people; silver | © Musée du quai Branly

Argentina / Patagonia | Charm pendant from the Mapuche people; silver | © Musée du quai Branly

Ximena Huilipán is a Chilean Mapuche Indian model and actress.

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 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

"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

Chile | A Mapuche machi or healer in traditional headdress and clothing. Temuco.  | ©David Alan Harvey

Chile | A Mapuche machi or healer in traditional headdress and clothing. Temuco. | ©David Alan Harvey

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