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South Central Chile or Southwest Argentina | Mapuche Pectoral; silver | 19th century | 1200$ ~ Sold

South Central Chile or Southwest Argentina | Mapuche Pectoral; silver | 19th century | 1200$ ~ Sold

From the exhibition Araucania (Chile) to the Pampas | Various  'Lloi-lloi' ~ pectorals/ clock pins.  Silver and glass beads.

From the exhibition Araucania (Chile) to the Pampas | Various 'Lloi-lloi' ~ pectorals/ clock pins. Silver and glass beads.

From the publication "Mapuche Silver". Text: Raul von Bennewitz Morris. Photographer: Juan Carlos Gedda

From the publication "Mapuche Silver". Text: Raul von Bennewitz Morris. Photographer: Juan Carlos Gedda

Serie de Tupu, aguja del ropaje, construidos en Plata Alemana y técnica de herrería a partir de cucharas Alemanas modelo Stapen.

Serie de Tupu, aguja del ropaje, construidos en Plata Alemana y técnica de herrería a partir de cucharas Alemanas modelo Stapen.


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The Mapuche people live on the Andes Mountains, straddling Argentina and Chile, between the Aconcagua River and Chiloé Island. Its inhabitants are very wedded to their land and their customs, and have a rich cosmology that focuses its principles in their attachment to ancestral territories, then embodied in everyday objects such as ceramics, textiles and jewellery.

The Mapuche people live on the Andes Mountains, straddling Argentina and Chile, between the Aconcagua River and Chiloé Island. Its inhabitants are very wedded to their land and their customs, and have a rich cosmology that focuses its principles in their attachment to ancestral territories, then embodied in everyday objects such as ceramics, textiles and jewellery.

Platería: Mágica, misteriosa, la Plata adorna el cuerpo de las mujeres mapuche, le da protección, estatus y las vincula con sus antepasados. Con su frío brillo embrujaba a los antiguos Lonkos, engalanaba sus caballares y daba prestigio al Ülmen.

Platería: Mágica, misteriosa, la Plata adorna el cuerpo de las mujeres mapuche, le da protección, estatus y las vincula con sus antepasados. Con su frío brillo embrujaba a los antiguos Lonkos, engalanaba sus caballares y daba prestigio al Ülmen.

Joyería tradicional mapuche. Chile.  El ajuar de la mujer consta de lloven nitrowe, o tocado femenino cubierto de cupulitas de plata, el trarilonko (cintillo de plata), los chaway o aros, el trapelacucha y sükil (adornos pectorales), el kilkay o collar, trarikug o pulseras, el tupu o punzón (prendedores para sujetar el chamal o chal femenino).

Joyería tradicional mapuche. Chile. El ajuar de la mujer consta de lloven nitrowe, o tocado femenino cubierto de cupulitas de plata, el trarilonko (cintillo de plata), los chaway o aros, el trapelacucha y sükil (adornos pectorales), el kilkay o collar, trarikug o pulseras, el tupu o punzón (prendedores para sujetar el chamal o chal femenino).

Mapuche jewellery.  I bought a beautiful pin, in Valparaiso, made by a Mapuche who's beaten it out of an oxidised spoon and then re-dipped it in Silver - stunning.

Mapuche jewellery. I bought a beautiful pin, in Valparaiso, made by a Mapuche who's beaten it out of an oxidised spoon and then re-dipped it in Silver - stunning.

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

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

Stunning Vintage Araucano-Mapuche Indian Tribal Figurative Earrings from Chile. $125.00, via Etsy.

Stunning Vintage Araucano-Mapuche Indian Tribal Figurative Earrings from Chile

Stunning Vintage Araucano-Mapuche Indian Tribal Figurative Earrings from Chile. $125.00, via Etsy.