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Cusco often spelled Cuzco (or Qosq’o in the Quechua language) is a city in southeastern Peru, near the Urubamba Valley of the Andes mountain range, its elevation is around 3,400 m (11,200 ft).
This Andean city is the uneasy bearer of many grand titles. It is the historic capital of the Inca empire, and is now the undisputed archaeological capital of the Americas, as well as the continent’s oldest continuously inhabited city. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 1983 by UNESCO. Few travelers to Peru will skip visiting this premier South American destination, which is also the gateway to Machu Picchu.
Legend tells that in the 12th century, the first inca, Manco Capac, was charged by Inti, the ancestral sun god, to find the navel of the earth (qosq’o in the Quechua language) –the spot where he could plunge a golden rod into the ground until it disappeared. When at last Manco discovered such a spot, he founded the city that was to become the thriving capital of the Americas’ greatest empire.
Designed to coordinate with our choker necklace by the same Peruvian jewelery-maker, this set of semi-precious stone pierced earrings can also be worn with other items in your wardrobe too. Curlique silver wire frames center tear-drop stones. Earrings are 2.5 inches long and center stone is 0.75 inches long. Hand-crafted in Peru.
This traditional Q'ero despacho kit comes from the bustling and busy Shamans Market of Cusco, Peru. It contains all the major ingredients used in the making of a despacho to honor both the Apus and Pachamama in the Sacred Valley and surrounding area. Some items, such as crackers and cookies, may have sustained damage such as crumbling or cracking in transit yet this does not diminish your intention for the offering. Each kit is hand made with love and contents may vary slightly. Peru.
This traditional Q'ero despacho kit comes from the bustling and busy Shamans Market of Cusco. One of many different kinds of despachos, a Kuti despacho is offered for protection or shifting negative affinities and energies from an individual. A Kuti despacho offering is very powerful and honors all aspects of the Heavens and Earth. The kit contains all appropriate items to shift these energies. Each one is hand made with love and contents may vary slightly. Some delicate contents, such as plant leaves, may be slightly damaged due to handling in transit. This damage does not diminish the intention you give to your offering.
The frog is one of the revered animals in the Incan cosmology, representing one of their three realms, the area beneath the ground. This one, squat and small, is hand carved in Peru. This small incense burner is perfect for your smaller offerings or pieces of incense. Frog is nestled inside its own colorful woven drawstring pouch and comes with three huayruros seeds. A nice addition to your mesa. Handcarved in Peru.
Each kernel on this corn cob totem is carefully hand-carved from Cusco stone, an alabaster-like stone. Created by shamanic artists Abelardo & Luz Marina. A great addition for your altar. Product may vary slightly from image due to the handmade nature. Hand crafted in Peru.
Our fair trade, hand-carved gourd rattles are made in Central Peru. The gourds grow in the warm central valleys of the Andes, the coastal oasis and the jungles. After harvesting, they are dried, skinned and sanded smooth. Artisans carve freehand on the surface, creating many intricate designs. These are hand painted and feature a variety of different scenes, including birds, flowers, llamas and other indigenous designs. Select the color and scene you like best. Holes in the handles can be used for stringing a handle. Peru.
Crafted in Peru this small solid brass bell has a clear sweet sound. The handle features a chakana a powerful symbol of the Andes' ancient cultures and is considered the most complete sacred geometrical design for the Incas. This symbol is often seen at ancient sites and sacred centers though out the Andes of Peru and Bolivia.