Cactus earrings. Majestic, colorful, fashionable, artisan designed and handmade ‘nopales aretes.’. Not only is the cactus an important cultural and historical symbol in Mexico, it might surprise you to learn that cactus is a staple in Mexican cuisine. You will find cactus everywhere from fine dining to street food, in every home kitchen and certainly, as you can see, now also in jewelry. Cactus are so popular in Mexico that it would be unforgivable not to include such great Mexican folklore representation in the creation of earrings at the Mexicanias jewelry collection.
Just a FYI: Cactus rest alongside the eagle as one of the most prominent elements of the of the natural world in Mexican history. Like the eagle, they also forms the centerpiece of the present-day Mexican flag, serving as yet another reference to the foundation of Tenochtitlan, the Aztec capital. The capital was founded on the place where the cactus grew from a rock, an omen predicted by the Aztec patron god. Tenochtitlan translates to English as “place of the cactus rock.” This naming of the site demonstrates just how integral the plant was in the Aztec empire. From this founding myth, the cactus became a part of the Aztec imperial emblem and the glyph of the capital. Cacti were very important in both the Basin of Mexico’s natural world, Aztec mythohistory (a combination of myth and history) and visual culture.
Material: Traditional Mexican terracotta clay.
Color: As depicted.
Size: Each Cactus is about 1.25” x 0.60” (3 x1.5cm approximately).
Earwires: Silver tone hook ear-wires.
Style: Ethnic, Cultural, Bohemian, Minimalist.
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• Please understand that handmade, and hand painted items, by nature, have imperfections. Although we are thorough, there are inconsistencies based on the creative nature, each item will look a little different from the next. Our items are studio produced and our process is genuine and full of love and care.