A beautiful vintage mother of pearl disc is wrapped with golden lightening and set on a vintage chain with ornate vintage tassel.
The Chinese symbol for lightening: Shen, refers to the positive, expansive forces of the universe, which, coming with the rain support life. For Buddhists, the lightening bolt is embodied in the Vajra, a weapon of spiritual transformation that "mercilessly destroys" the ego's inflated illusions.
A gorgeous large vintage brass bow with a jewelled centre is hung from vintage chain.
Ribbons and Bows are among the oldest decorative adorning materials known. Medieval and Renaissance patrons bought ribbons woven with gold and silver thread and made from silk and rare fabrics from the orient. Ribbons were so identified with luxury that in the sixteenth century the English Parliament tried to make the wearing of ribbons a right of only the nobility.
The Butterfly is one of our most poetic images of Psyche’s self-renewal beyond even traumatic endings. Australian Aborigines imagined butterflies as returning souls that entered the afterlife in the form of earth bound caterpillars
Vintage Lucite and copper beads intertwined on a golden vintage chain
Aztec Indian legend held that cacao seeds had been brought from Paradise and that wisdom and power came from eating the fruit of the cacao tree. Ancient chronicles report that the Aztecs, believing that the god Quetzalcoatl traveled to earth on a beam of the Morning Star with a cacao tree from Paradise, took his offering to the people. They learned from Quetzalcoatl how to roast and grind the cacao seeds, making a nourishing paste that could be dissolved in water.