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“TATEWERITA” Necklace

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This piece is a hand hammered silver necklace. It carries ten segments of deer horn, drilled to the center, representing “sacred caves”.

“Tatewarita” is a sacred cave. For the Wixaritári (huicholes), it is a sacred site where “our fire grandfather” dwells. The cave takes offerings, such as corn and sage leaves, that light up to “cleanse the place with this smoke of evil spirits.”

The cave symbolizes creation. Considered to be the uterus of the earth where the gods and men arose. The cave has fertility connotations where ceremonies are held. Currently, terrestrial cavities are considered to be accesses to the underworld and the place of link between deities and humans.

The pieces in the MAXA collection are unique; each piece of antler (deer horn) that makes it up is different in each piece, varying in size, shape, color, and texture. This is part of its charm. MAXA stands for “deer” in the Wixaritári language.

We use the deer antler velvet without damaging the species, since the male deer removes its antlers annually. This prompts us to support their harvesting, being an income for the low-income country communities of northern Mexico. For this reason, they protect and keep the species alive.

Limited Edition: 30
Full dimensions LxWxH (cm)

110x4x1

Weight (kg)

.130

Material

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Production Year

2019

Color

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Full dimensions LxWxH (cm)

110x4x1

Weight (kg)

.130

Material

,

Production Year

2019

Color

,

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CUATA
Isabel and Elena Moncada’s brand, CUATA, was the result of the language they created as the twin sisters grew up. Working together has led them to achieve a unique synergy thanks to the polarity of their personalities. Duality has been their connecting thread and is at the DNA of their conception of their work. Cuata is the female form of the Spanish word “cuate”, used in Mexico to refer to identical twins. Cuata originated in the Nahuatl “coatl”, which may mean either serpent or twin. Quetzalcóatl, the “feathered serpent” or also “precious twin”, was the Aztec god of duality, goldsmiths and weaving, and the inventor of the arts. He was also known as the “Lord of everything that is dual”, and twin siblings came to be known as cuates. In CUATA, each one of our pieces is created using artisan techniques. “Our jewels are not seasonal pieces. We want them to have an important role in the life of the people who wear them and make them their own”. Elena Moncada, designer, has been developed as a jeweler, for more than 25 years. She has taught her craftmanship in social programs for women in rural communities of Jalisco, for the implementation of trades and has won eight national awards throughout her career. She currently teaches design classes and jewelry workshop at the ITESO University of Guadalajara, México. Isabel Moncada has been designing lamps, chandeliers and illuminating objects, since early 90s, developing her own designs and directing her manufacturing workshop, in which different trades are carried out, especially metalsmithing, for the materialization of her lighting models. Now uniting their talents, the twins have formed a creative studio in which they themselves design and manufacture jewelry and functional utilitarian art. They make carefully handcrafted pieces from their workshop, with ancestral techniques of goldsmithing. Using various metals, natural stones, deer antlers, leather and wood, among others.
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Ana Elena Mallet
Ana Elena Mallet is the Adorno curator of design destination Mexico City. "TATEWERITA" Necklace by CUATA is carefully selected as a piece that reflects the local design scene of Mexico City. As a local and recognized design expert Ana Elena Mallet's curation is a quality assurance that buying from CUATA is a safe investment in the most important design from Mexico City right now.
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Pilar Obeso
Pilar Obeso is the Adorno curator of design destination Mexico City. "TATEWERITA" Necklace by CUATA is carefully selected as a piece that reflects the local design scene of Mexico City. As a local and recognized design expert Pilar Obeso's curation is a quality assurance that buying from CUATA is a safe investment in the most important design from Mexico City right now.

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