This beaded sun necklace was made by a Huichol artisan in Mexico. According to www.thehuicholcenter.org, the Sun brings light and illumination to the world. Tayaupa is father sun, master of the heavens, and his wife is the Eagle, mother of the sky and goddess of life. The Huichols believe all living things receive their power from the sun, and that He guarantees healthy crops and abundant food. This necklace measures approx. 15 inches by 2.5 inches at the widest part.