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Chocked full of iconographic representations of Andean cosmology, this beautifully hand carved stone crescent shaped tile was created by shamanic artists Abelardo & Luz Marina. Hand made, so your piece may vary slightly from photo in type and placement of designs.
Our intricately hand carved, alabaster-like stone tile features the revered Incan animal totem Otorongo, the Jaguar. Orotongo is protected by 12 encircling symbols for the sacred mountains, or apus, and leaps in bas relief over other Andean symbols. Expertly carved by shamanic artists, Abelaro and Luz Marina in Peru.
Our finely hand carved, alabaster-like round stone tile features the revered Incan animal totem Amaru, the serpent. Amaru rests coiled in bas relief on a background of other Andean symbols representing god of lightning, wind, coca leaf kintu, protection for the home, sacred hummingbird, and agricultural field crop furrows and others. The outer carved ring around the piece represents the twelve Sacred apus, or spirits, of the Andean mountains. Expertly carved by shamanic artists, Abelaro and Luz Marina in Peru.
Our composed and serene Gautam Buddha is seated on a cushion of lotus flower pedals. Statue stands 8 inches tall. Meditated to Enlightenment, he represents victory over temptation and peace and inner happiness. This buddha holds his hand in a Vitarka Mudra, interpreted as the hand gestue that evokes the energy of teaching and intellectual discussion, or argument. It mostly feels like the transmission of a particular teaching with no words, and the circle formed by the thumb and index finger creates a constant flow of energy/information. The energy created by this hand gesture allows for a transmission of knowledge in a protected way, without being impeded by fear. The best feng shui placement for a Vitarka Mudra Buddha is said to be in the home office or library/study. Made in Nepal.
Hand carved ceremonial chonta wood staff like those used by the shamans of the Peruvian North Coast in connection with their healing ceremonies. Typically arranged in an upright row at the head of the ceremonial altar ground, along with swords or long knives, it is believed the staff holds the energy of the shaman's many helpful, healing saints and spirits, represented by the image carved into the staff. Also used as a part of the all-night San Pedro ceremony. Since the staffs are hand-carved, slight variations occur.
This carved stone couple commemorate fertility. They wear headdresses shaped as the Pre-Incan or Incan ceremonial cutting instrument called a tumi. Reminescent of the Moche carvings found in the northern Peruvian Sipán site, this male and female duo are carved from what is known locally as Machu Pichu stone found in Peru.