Ruben and Gilda Perez showcase the natural beauty of black and green jade in the balanced design of this cotton cord necklace. Crafted by hand, the pendant glows with jade, known to the Maya people as Ya'ax Chich. They regarded jade as sacred, the source of life and fertility.
In the Andes, the Land of the Four Corners, mountains are sacred. So is culture. The Nazca lines, the Wari glyphs, the Quipu knots and the complex multi-colored textiles of the Incas are all recorded and live on the work of contemporary Peruvian artisans.