A symbol of protection, valour and individual strength
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 tiny silver sculpture is based on the Moche warrior with his helmet, protective back flap, and mace. The Moche warrior was very frequently depicted in Moche art and was regarded as one of the most important and noble figures in Moche society.
The combat illustrated in artistic narratives appears to be ceremonial rather than militaristic, about the expression of individual valour, in which the warriors engaged in one-on-one combat usually fighting in inter-valley rivalries in disputes over agricultural land.
The decorative bead is designed to slot onto our handmade black leather straps with sterling solid silver buckle or our brown soft suede straps with nickel free zamac buckle.
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.