Mosaic Necklace 3Love
Beads are applied in a mosaic on top of each 5, 10 and 25 centavo coin to spell out "Love"
Beaded Chain with lobster claw closure
About the 5 Centavo:
The 5 centavo coin is special in that it depicts the Kapok Tree, AKA the Ceiba Tree which in many cultures is considered the Tree of Life. The translation at the bottom of the coin "Libre Crezca Fecundo" is Live Free and Fertile. There is a resemblance between the Mayan’s beliefs and the Bible which has the story of the Tree of life in the Garden of Eden. That tree had a special connection to God as well.
Sacred ceiba tree of life, the world tree of Maya religion and cosmology.
Most civilizations of Mesoamerica show the spiny ceiba tree in their art: Mixtec, Aztec, Maya and other cultures. In most contexts it is clearly a sacred tree. There are plenty of ethnohistorical references to the ceiba tree as a giant tree upholding the world.
About the 10 Centavo:
The 10 centavo coin depicts the Stelae of Quirigua.
Quiriguá is an ancient Maya city and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
and is famous for its many stelae,or monuments, which are the tallest in the Maya world. The stelae are carved on four sides with images of kings, hieroglyphs, and calendar dates. Stella D shows King Cauac with animals and gods along the sides.
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