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Bead Chachal Necklace from Guatemala #6605

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.

* 1843 Mexican 8 Real Coin Pendant
* 21 Antique 1 real Coins ca. 1900-1912
* 105 Assorted late 19th-early 20th century assorted Black trade beads from Bohemia/Czechoslovakia
*Handcrafted sterling silver closure
* Length 22″

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Bead Chachal Necklace from Guatemala

Bead Chachal Necklace from Guatemala

Bead Chachal Necklace from Guatemala