Sterling silver cufflinks, "Macaco"
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"These cufflinks elegantly represent a historical snippet of Guatemala's past," says Pablo Castellanos. Working with sterling silver, he replicates the Macaco coin, the first metal coin used in Colonial Guatemala, which replaced the use of cocoa beans. Part of the currency used between 1733 and 1752, the macaco got its name from the Spanish moneda macuina, or "not round money." The original imagery features a cross flanked by castle towers and lions, the coat of arms associated with the Castille crown of the 12th century Spain.
.925 Sterling silver
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
Pablo Castellanos has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1500 and the most recent for $600. Proceeds were used to invest in a bulk purchase of natural jade and fine silver for his jewelry.
This artist is currently supporting and providing for the education of their children, grandchildren, or children in their community, whether it be at the primary, secondary, or university level.
This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.