A symbol of strength, creativity and magnitude
Each tiny hand cast narradores solid silver bead has been based on a symbol from the ancient Moche civilization which flourished on the north coastal regions of Peru between AD100 and AD800.
The Moche left a vivid artistic record of their beliefs and activities in beautifully sculpted and painted ceramic vessels, colorful wall murals, sumptuous textiles, and superbly crafted objects of gold, silver and copper.
This solid and tactile hand cast silver bead is based on a traditional Moche clenched hand motif, a symbol of great strength and creativity also thought to represent the beauty and magnitude of the mountains.
Hands are found in both ceramic forms, and metallurgy in Moche art. It is in their clenched form as a ceramic vessel that they are thought to represent a mountain range. The hand may also represent the creativity of the Moche, known to be skilled artisans, farmers and builders.
The decorative bead is designed to thread onto a plain or braided leather bracelet with silver ends, adjustable chain and clasp.
The narradores collection is designed by Aileen Brindle and hand-cast in solid silver by skilful artisans in Peru.
‘narradores’ only works with fair trade suppliers helping to provide a sustainable income for traditional craftspeople.