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Our miniature huayruro seeds come pre-drilled with a hole lengthwise through the middle for use in stringing. They can also be used in ceremony.
The name "Huayruro" derives from the seed of the Huayruro plant ( Ormosia sp ) that grows in the Amazon rainforest. This seed is characterized by being part red and part black, visually suggesting complementary and duality. Perhaps due to this unusual natural characteristic there has been the belief among Peruvians that these seeds have the dual power to attract good fortune and ward off evil spirits.
These pagos de plomo, literally in Spanish "payments of lead," are small amulets used in the Peruvian Andes in offerings to the earth mother, Pachamama. By burning the lead and tin figures in the offering fire, and reading the pattern produced in the ashes, a practiced shaman may predict the future. They are often included in the contents of despacho offering kits. You can include these in your homemade despacho offerings. Select from available styles shown below. Made in Peru.
Our Mayan Copal resin incense burns fresh and fragrant and is said to have a sweet and husky resinous aroma. Copal is sacred to the indigenous cultures of the Central and South Americas. It is burned year round in the churches in Mexico, but is best known for its use in the homes during Day of the Dead. It is said that the familiar scent of Copal helps the souls find their way back during their annual visit home. The various Copal resins of Mexico and the Americas are closely related to the Copals of Africa and the Damars of India and Indonesia. The American Copals generally have a sweeter aroma. Resin pieces are packaged in a round tin.
Potala Traditional Tibetan solid stick Incense is hand prepared from highly aromatic medicinal herbs and precious substances.The combination of genuine scented substances makes the Potala incense richer and superior in quality than other incenses. It is totally absent of a choking or camphor smell and is non-toxic and non-habit forming. Gererally Tibetan incense is used for puja offerings and purification, but some also use as an air freshener which keeps one's surrounding beautifully scented. Your choice of stick length. Made in Nepal.