Quimbaya pendant | Galeria Eldorado

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Quimbaya pendant | Galeria Eldorado

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This pendant is inspired by a detail taken from a pre-Hispanic artifact displayed in the Gold Museum in Bogota, dating back to the Early Quimbaya period (200 AD - 1000 AD).
Every piece from this collection is plated in 24-karat gold with a beautiful and warm matte finish that diffuses light.

  • Size : ø 3 cm

  • Handcrafted in Colombia

This pendant is delivered in a gift box

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About the Quimbaya metallurgy

The Quimbaya lived in valleys in farming and mining communities. Early Quimbaya people cast very fine objects such as poporos - a container with a lid that holds the lime powder that is chewed, together with coca leaves, to facilitate the absorption of stimulants - inspired by plant forms. Most of the cast pieces, either solid or hollow with openwork, were skilfully produced by the technique known as the lost-wax method. These pieces were modelled in beeswax and fully enveloped with several layers of fine clay. Once finished, the mould was fired and the melted wax left its form on the inside. The molten gold-copper alloy, called tumbaga, was then poured into the mould to cast the final piece.

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