Designed by the Quechua people, an indigenous tribe that lives in Ecuador, this necklace was made to bestow good luck and protection, and to bring light and blessings into the life of the wearer.
The Amazonian necklace, “Tres Soles,” is made with hand-collected seeds from powerful plants in the jungle: shihuango, achira, and huairuro.
It is 24 inches long when unclasped. The bottom sun hangs down 7 inches.
This jungle jewelry is handmade by Quechua artist Pakcha Villegas, a young woman from Puyo associated with the Sacha Warmi Center. Pakcha teaches the young indigenous women participating in the workshops organized by the program “Woman, Family and Territory.”