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Antique Crucifix Necklace from Guatemala #9

Antique Silver Crucifix Necklace (Chachal) from Guatemala

This is a wonderful example of a traditional silver necklace with crucifix (chachal) worn by the indigenous in the Highlands of Guatemala. Influenced by the Spanish during the Colonial period, these types of necklaces started with their arrival in 1524, have evolved over the centuries, and are still worn today. In Spain, crucifixes with moving pieces hanging from the arms of the cross were very important and popular. They were usually blessed by a priest to make them more powerful against evil.

* Antique crucifix medallion with hanging hearts from very early 19th Century that was worn for protection.
*This style of cross is no longer produced/used in necklaces made in 20th century in Guatemala…the winged heart in the middle & two hanging hearts on the cross like this one with 3 gems are amongst the older crucifixes that were handcrafted in Guatemala.

* 9 antique silver balls from 19th century

* Length: 25″ chain 3″ hanging crucifix

* Price: $350.00 including shipping

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Antique Silver Crucifix Necklace (Chachal) from Guatemala

Antique Silver Crucifix Necklace (Chachal) from Guatemala

Antique Silver Crucifix Necklace (Chachal) from Guatemala