Tayrona culture - Mythical creatures

Tayrona, culture, mythical creatures

Replica of an anthropomorphic nature of Tayrona.
Tayrona is one of the most mysterious archaeological sites in Colombia. Over time, the Tayronas developed into one of the highest Indian cultures, the conqueror of the Spanish in Colombia today found it. They are famous for their knowledge of astronomy and meteorology, and as masterpiece of the goldsmith craft. The Tayrona were about 300 to 1600 AD. They fished in the ocean, grew corn, treated with salt, potatoes and beans. In 1525, the Spaniards climbed for the first time through the jungle up in the villages and burned their huts. 100 years fought the Tayrona, built their city over and over again - and had to finally admit defeat.

Dimensions (WxH): 13cm x 17cm; Material: Bronze

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180,00 €

Tumi

Tumi, Pre-Columbian, Inca, Tayrona, Quimbaya, the Inca ritual knife

Inca knife from Illimo.
The Tumi is a broad ceremonial knives of copper, gold or tumbaga (also Tumbago: alloy with the main components of gold and copper), for the pre-Columbian peoples, the Sican, Moche, Paracas, the Aymara and the Chimú. The blade of the Tumi is usually crescent-shaped, sometimes oval. The handle is mounted vertically in the center and either flat or decorated with figurative representations. The weapon had religious significance. It was used for sacrifices of animals and trepanation and acted as grave goods. The figures show the center grip mythical beings or llamas and can be additionally equipped with turquoise inlays. The oldest Tumis date from a period from 100 BC to 700 AD and have been found in Tiahuanaco. Tumi was the 15th of the pre-Columbian cultures to the Century made. All obtained authentic copies are now in museums.

Dimensions (WxH): 9cm x 23cm; Material: Bronze

 

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180,00 €

Quimbaya Tumi (PECTORAL)

Tumi, Quimbaya, Tayrona, wall decorations, Pre-Columbian the Quimbaya culture

Tumi ceremonial knives and grave goods.
Description: The picture of the bird, the gold occurs in almost all cultures of the historic manufacturing Colombia symbolizes the transformed shaman in trance "flies" into other realms of the cosmos, where it communicates with the spirits and ancestors, or negotiating with the Lord of the Animals.
To Quimbaya culture: The region between Caldas, Quindio and Risaralda was the habitat of the Quimbaya a strict religious culture. This system, in which the cult of the sun was of great importance given the life of this nation strain gold that tumbaga technology and alloys of platinum and silver have been used primarily in "Poporos" anthropomorphic standing and seated figures used necklaces, brackets, nose rings and animal figures.

Dimensions (WxH): 18cm x 23.5cm; Material: Bronze

 

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199,00 €

Quimbaya Tumi

Tumi, Quimbaya, Tayrona, wall decorations, Inca Culture, Pre-Columbian Art

Tumi ceremonial knives and grave goods.
Quimbaya culture (300 - 1050 AD BC): The habitat of Quimbaya was in the valley of Cauca. The name is derived from a Quimbaya tribe that lived in the south of the present departments of Quindio and Risaralda. The tribe was made up of the various indigenous groups of the warm lands and the foothills of the surrounding mountains. During the conquest he was famous for its gold jewelry. Your goldsmith had advanced fabrication techniques and is distinguished by its realism, her elegance, her massive shapes and smooth surfaces. The beautifully crafted ceramic has linearly on carved ornaments, triangles or diamonds, which are positioned in an original way and painted.

Dimensions (W x H): 13.5cm x 20cm; Material: Bronze

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165,00 €

Quimbaya culture - Mythical creatures

Quimbaya, wall decorations, Pre-Columbian art, culture, mythical creatures

Replica of a mythical nature of Quimbaya.
To Quimbaya culture: The Quimbaya strains belonging to the Chibcha linguistic group came once from Venezuela to Colombia. In up to 30 meters deep underground, large shaft graves the Spaniards found gold treasures of Quimbaya. Most or almost all the items that were given to the dead to the afterlife, were made of gold, such as figures, helmets, breast shields, bottles, bells, ritual objects, even the urns in which the ashes of the departed was held, were from Gold worked. The Quimbaya gold are considered the first known peoples.

Dimensions (W x H): 13.5cm x 23cm; Material: Bronze

 

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185,00 €

Quimbaya gods mask

Quimbaya, Tayrona, Inca, wall decorations, Pre-Columbian, gods mask the Quimbaya

Gods mask from the Quimbaya.
To Quimbaya culture: the cemeteries were buried on a large scale, the dead were numerous grave goods. The distilling of gold played a big role. The faces of some mummies were covered with large gold masks. The gold objects the Quimbaya culture are masterpieces of foundry art. Typical was the attachment of small parts including a main element, whereby complex jewelry unique beauty arose. Among the ornamental motifs there are large masks with nose rings and earrings, tiaras and stylized animals. Typically, the articles are great and of relatively pure gold.

Dimensions (WxH): 21.5cm x 12.5cm; Material: Bronze

 

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160,00 €

Quimbaya mask

Quimbaya, Tayrona, Inca, wall decorations, Pre-Columbian, gods mask

Gods mask of the Quimbaya.
That death and the afterlife and mythological ideas must have played an important role in the life of the Quimbaya, one recognizes the fact that all the grave goods such as anthropomorphic deities and beings were never presented as frequently as in this culture. In their graves (mostly a trench with a side niche), have been found except ceramics, gold and stone objects, a large amount of flywheels, which prove that they were dealing here with an already developed spinning and weaving industry.

Dimensions (WxH): 21cm x 12cm; Material: Bronze

 

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150,00 €

Aztec Calendar

Aztec Calendar, Pre-Columbian Art

This detailed and elaborate Bronze work shows a full-size calendar as defined by the Mayans and later the Aztecs used. The Astronomical Mayan calendar system is considered to be historically. It is the most advanced of the Mesoamerican Calendar Native. Scientists jam again about their incredible astronomical knowledge and are still not definitively behind the meaning and structure of the Mayan calendar reaches. The Tzolkin calendar is the most famous Mayan calendar. He predicts the end of the current period after today's conversions on 21/12/2012. The Mayan calendar had two parallel systems. Religious calendar, called the Tzolkin had a "year" of 260 days, while the Haab called "civil" calendar had a solar year of 365 days for leap years. Common to both calendars that they know no year. For chronological purposes another calendar system was used. Unfortunately, by Spanish conquistadors, irreplaceable evidence of American culture have been destroyed.

Dimensions: 30 cm diameter; Material: Bronze

 

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450,00 €

Tumi Pendant of Inca culture

Tumi Pendant of Inca culture

You can see a pendant with Symbol of the Quimbaya culture, available as pendants or as a talisman. Description, see "Tumi ritual knife of the Inca".

Dimensions (WxH): 4cm x 6cm; Material: Bronze

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199,00 €

Pendant with symbol of the Quimbaya

Pendant with symbol of the Quimbaya

You can see a pendant with Symbol of the Quimbaya culture, available as pendants or as a talisman. Description, see "Tumi of the Quimbaya culture".

Dimensions (WxH): 4cm x 6cm; Material: Bronze

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199,00 €

Pre-Columbian Art

If you want to inform yourself about pre-Columbian art you will find a whide range and to our ears rather mystical sounding names of tribes. These are listed below:

Azteken, Chichimeken, Huaxteken, Inka, Maya, Mixteken, Olmeken, Purépecha (Tarasken), Tolteken, Totonaken, Zapoteken, Chavin, Moche, Chimu, Recuay, Paracas, Nasca, Ica-Chincha, Chancay, Lima, Taino, Marajo, Muisca, Narino, Tairona, Calima, Tolima, Sinu and Guinea.

The Maya and the Aztecs are the most famous of the ancient Mesoamerican peoples. They developed a unique artistic tradition, which was equipped with significant formal features and trained in many different art forms. If you would like more information about the Mayan, Aztec or Inca, just click on the LINK Maya, Inka & Co.

We provide our products with hopefully insightful descriptions for you, so you can get an idea of the former circumstances. All of our art and jewelry is manufactured by hand and it consits of pure bronze.

It is possible to use some of our products as well as a wall decoration. If you need more information, just click on the LINK Wall Decorations

Optionally you can order a leathercord chain to the tumi-trailors. If you want advance information about our range of leathercord chains, simply click on the LINK Lethercord Chain

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