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chimalli III / earrings / cherry


chimalli is the nahuatl work for shield. shields were used by the mexica for protection during war and were decorated with colorful feathers from many different birds

earring design made from 1/8" cherry wood planks

hand-formed 14k rose gold-filled earring wire

double-sided etch design

hand finished with a non-toxic urethane gel

final size: 2.5" dia.

design: the ancestors

laser cutting: 2ndwnd