Fine Silver Filigree Pendant Necklace, "Astral Cross"
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Representing the Southern Cross, a chakana takes shape in lacy silver filigree. Alfredo Inga creates this necklace with an ancient Andean symbol. The chakana is taken from a constellation of stars forming a quadratic square, and represents the universe connected to the center of the world, believed to be Cuzco. It symbolizes order in family and community life.
.999 and .925 silver
Alfredo Inga has received 7 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1200 and the most recent for $2050. Proceeds were used to purchase silver and gemstones for increased production.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.