El Curandero Gallery

The best source for Guatemalan Masks, Wooden Figures, Slingshots, Ceramics, Paintings and Textiles

Pair of Charming Antique Ethnic Mayan Guatemalan Silver Chandelier Harp Earrings…

*Antique: early 20th century
*Sterling Silver
*Traditional style still worn by the Indigenous Maya community in Guatemala
*Excellent,like new, gently used condition
*Hand-crafted & Hand-engraved (more…)

S O l D

1 Pair of Charming Antique Ethnic Mayan Guatemalan Silver Crescent Moon & Bird Hoop Earrings…
The moon shape is associated with female fertility and the design came from the Spanish during the Colonial Period. (more…)

Bead Chachal Necklace from Guatemala

Antique Silver Mexican & Guatemalan Coins, VintageTrade Bead Chachal Necklace from Guatemala

The word “Chachal” in Quiche language means necklace. These beautiful objects have a fascinating tale of history, culture, art, and economics that begins during the Pre Columbian period hundreds-thousands of years ago and continues to the present where they still worn by many Mayan populations.

Guatemalan necklaces use coins from Spain, as well as all of the Latin American countries that were once Hispanic colonies along with trade beads from bead centers in Venice, Bohemia/Czechoslovakia, England, & Spain. (more…)

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. (more…)

Ethnic Mayan Guatemalan Gold Bird traditonal Wedding Earrings

1 Pairs of Charming Antique Ethnic Mayan Guatemalan Gold Crescent Moon Hoop Earrings…
The moon shape is associated with female fertility and the design came from the Spanish during the Colonial Period.

Because of their association with the moon and fertility, these types of earrings are very commonly given as engagement/wedding gifts to the bride from the groom. (more…)

Ethnic Mayan Guatemalan Gold Bird traditonal Wedding Earrings

1 Pairs of Charming Antique Ethnic Mayan Guatemalan Gold Dangle Earrings…

*Antique: early-mid 20th century
*Hand-crafted featuring bird & floral motif with gemstones
*Style given as engagement/wedding gift from the hisband to the wife
*Dimensions: .5″ x 2″
*Traditional style still worn by the Indigenous Maya community in Guatemala
*Very good, gently used condition (more…)

Ethnic Mayan Guatemalan Silver Crescent Moon Hoop Earrings

1 Pairs of Charming Antique Ethnic Mayan Guatemalan Silver Crescent Moon Hoop Earrings…
The moon shape is associated with female fertility and the design came from the Spanish during the Colonial Period.

*Antique: early-mid 20th century
*Hand-engraved with gemstones
*Dimensions: 1″ x 1″
*Traditional style still worn by the Indigenous Maya community in Guatemala
*Very good, gently used condition (more…)

 Blue Czech Trade Bead Chachal Ethnic Necklace

Antique Guatemalan – Peruvian Coins & Vintage Blue Czech Trade Bead Chachal Ethnic Necklace

The word “Chachal” in Quiche language means necklace. These beautiful objects have a fascinating tale of history, culture, art, and economics that begins during the Pre Columbian period hundreds-thousands of years ago and continues to the present where they still worn by many Mayan populations. (more…)

Maya Woman's Vintage Floral Huipil Poncho from Chichicastenango, Guatemala

In Guatemala, weaving is an integral part of a Maya woman’s daily life & is an important responsibility that is passed on from generation to generation. Mayans have been weaving for over 2,000 years. Although the textiles have evolved and there have been changes in types of threads, dyes, and designs over the centuries, the basic back strap loom has changed very little. Many types of fabric are handwoven on these looms, and every woman makes her own unique huipil, the traditional blouse still worn in these regions. The design of the huipil expresses cultural identity, role in society, and personal aesthetic.

*Handwoven, one of a kind, one size fits all, same weaving on both sides, & in good, gently used condition
**Floral Pattern from Chichicastenango (more…)

Colorful & Beautiful Vintage Ethnic Mayan Guatemalan Textile Huipil Poncho

There are no two huipiles exactly alike.
In Guatemala, weaving is an integral part of a Maya woman’s daily life & is an important responsibility that is passed on from generation to generation. Mayans have been weaving for over 2,000 years. Although the textiles have evolved and there have been changes in types of threads, dyes, and designs over the centuries, the basic back strap loom has changed very little. Many types of fabric are handwoven on these looms, and every woman makes her own unique huipil, the traditional blouse still worn in these regions. The design of the huipil expresses cultural identity, role in society, and personal aesthetic. (more…)