The Mayan creation myth, beautifully told in a stunning accessory. Beginning with the earliest moment of creation, the origins of the loving bond shared by animals and people unwinds in a stunning panoply of color and texture. A remarkable conversation piece, handmade in Guatemala.
- Metal & glass beads, waxed thread
- Four distinct bracelets in one: can be worn together or separately
- 7" L (17.8 cm)
- Handmade in and fairly traded from Guatemala
Beautifully illustrated story card reads:
In the beginning, Earth was dark and cold, so the SUN and the STARS appeared in the heavens to light the sky and warm the air.
But Earth was barren and could not give birth, so WATER appeared, and PLANTS and TREES began growing in her nourishing soil.
Then Earth felt the abundance of her beautiful, lush environment and dreamed of ANIMALS and PEOPLE, and they emerged and enjoyed Earth's pleasures.
Now Earth was a flourishing paradise, but something was missing. The animals and the people did not know each other and they were very lonely. But the animals became curious about the people, and began greeting them. And the people brought the animals into their homes and fed them, and they formed a bond of friendship. Then Earth showed that she had saved her greatest blessing for last...LOVE arose from the spirit of the Earth, connecting animals and people forever. Now no one who has an animal companion ever walks alone.
- January 8, 2017
I love the Mayan creation story and that it helped preserve rain forest. I gave it as a gift to someone I knew would appreciate that as well, and she loved it!
- November 10, 2016
Beautiful bracelets. I love that they fund bowls of food.
- July 22, 2016
The bracelet is well made. The story of the creation of animals and people got me! Love it!
- June 3, 2016
Gave as a gift and it was loved :)
- March 20, 2016
The bracelets are beautifully handcrafted, nice and colorful. I love the story behind it, and like to share it with others when asked about it.
- February 1, 2015
The bracelets are nicely made and I love the legend that goes with. I puzzled over the ones that do not have clasps.. until I realized the others are meant to adjust by pulling the bracelet ends apart gently. It will work, honest!
- July 25, 2014
I bought this to give as a gift, but loved it so much, I kept it for myself. But I share the story with everyone, as almost always people ask about this beautiful bracelet. I love the story behind it, and the gorgeous little booklet that comes with the bracelet. People are always touched by it. Some of the strands are longer than others, but altogether - they fit my small wrist just fine.
- May 22, 2014
Loved it but the ones that did not come apart did not fit me.