A symbol of the multiple life tasks of a mother and the steadfast constant love for all in her watch
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 adorable silver figure depicts a Moche mother with an enchanting smile and the scalloped headdress typical of the attire of Moche woman and priestesses. Study of the murals and ceramic art shows that women played a prominent role in Moche culture, both in religion and ceremony.
Most recent discoveries of Moche archaeology show that woman indeed were not just the daughter, mother, or wife of the noble warriors but also had high status, and indeed had many roles in Moche society. It was female Si, the Moon Goddess, who was considered to be the supreme deity in Moche culture, visible both night and day, more powerful than the sun, controlling the seasons and the storms, looking over her people, their harvests, their battles and their daily life, symbolising the multiple life tasks of a mother and the steadfast constant love for all in her watch.
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.