Pendant made with lost wax technique, hand sculped and with geometric motifs.
This pendant has the influence of the Tuareg people, an African nomadic tribe which inhabits from the north to the south of the Sahara until reaching the Niger River.
The shapes that the necklace draws recall the paths that come together in a sacred place, and the different ways to get to that place, a kind of map with its 4 cardinal points that are very helpful to nomadic peoples to find their way around the desert of Sahara.
ANCESTRAL PATH necklace
The Tuareg jewelry is inherited from parents to children, and is associated with a ritual in which the parent pronounces these words when delivering: "My son, I give you the four corners of the world because we do not know where we will die."
The human being has decorated the body since ancient times, from the Upper Palaeolithic, they made jewellery from bones, animal teeth and sea-shells. During the Neolithic Period the widespread use of jewellery of various forms, which did not simply constitute elements of personal adornment but also carried social symbolism.
In the early neolithic our primitive ancestors started to use Copper, bronze, iron, and later gold and silver.
The first hominids appeared in Africa 4 million years ago. Our most distant ancestor was Australupithecus. The human being began his evolution, and with it the need to express himself, and there the first forms of art were born, in caves and utensils, based on simple forms of animals and geometric drawings.
The shapes and engravings in this collection are not only inspired by their jewels, but also by the drawings they created on their ceramic utensils that they used every day.
If there is something fascinating about this era, it is the ability to take advantage of all the resources available to them, and with them create new forms and give them a new use, a whole learning that has inspired me a lot in this collection that has led me to value what we have to see with new eyes, and transform. Consciousness and transformation are the most powerful tools that the human being has and that is how constant evolution and change arises.