Ancient Central American Tool Effigy



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1200 BCE – 700 CE, Central America
The jade and jade colored stones such as green stone and amazonite were the most valued materials for sculpture and body adornments among the ancient Central Americans.  Yes, this is an effigy, not an actual tool.  This form and variations of it were found around the  world both as tools and representative sculptures.  This piece may have also been worn as a necklace in the ancient past.  The beads too are from the same area and we made the hand woven cord, an art form in itself.

One of a kind

Adze: 1 1/2 x 1 9/16 x 1 1/4″
Cord length: 24″

A note about our woven cords.  We weave these by hand, every one of them.   Like all Jewels’ work no two are exact, as each of us.  The work is labor intensive.  When warmed to the skin the cord becomes more supple, conforms to the wearer, hangs at it should; the necklace transforms more than just a necklace.  It becomes her.