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Blood Milk Jewels

Malinalxóchitl: Ritual Strand

$1,000.00

Blood Milk Jewels

Malinalxóchitl: Ritual Strand

$1,000.00

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Malinalxóchitl is born out of my recent experiences on a trip to Mexico City, a pilgrimage to visit Frida Kahlo's home and studio. Malinalxóchitl is named in honor of the fearsome Mexican Goddess/Sorceress of serpents, scorpions, and other desert creatures, who was known to eat the hearts of men and inspire terror. 

The shape and patterning of the beads are reminiscent of personal bead's of Frida's seen in photographs of her, and is composed of hollow 'Silver Pearls', seen in Mexican folk art jewelry. By adding cast python vertebrae, I'm honoring a cultural exchange and alchemy between ideas, and homages to the Snake magic, Malinalxóchitl, and Frida. 

This necklaces measures 18.5" inches from end to end and has a weighty feel to it, but is also lighter than it appears due to the hollow 'silver pearls'. Featuring 4 life-cast python vertebrae in sterling silver: at its closure is a 26mm double sided silver eye talisman for extra psychic protection to be worn at the back of the neck. Designed as a special, bold statement piece, it also layers beautifully with other BloodMilk necklaces

***IMPORTANT***:

This strand is handmade to order, just for you, with care and focus.                    

Please allow approximately 4 weeks for creation before shipping.                                   

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