The chacana cross is one of the most significant symbols of the pre-Hispanic Andean cultures. This necklace features hand painted clay beads with the molded cross pendant.
Our project in Peru is about promoting and employing skilled artisans in need for a market place, upholding fair trade values, respecting local traditions and family structures. Nestled in a dusty street, in one of the poorest suburbs of Lima, surrounded by large factories and hillside slums, our artisan workshop in San Juan de Lurigancho employs and houses dozens of local families of skilled talented artists. Fair trade wages and a sustainable workplace environment have given confidence, pride, inspiration to the artists contributing to their cultural preservation of tradition, lifestyle and dignity.
- 17" necklace
- 1.75" pendant