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Pillan, Protecting Ancestor Frame

Collection Protection

$ 225.000

Protection: The protecting ancestor is the representation of the great spirit, called “Pillan” in native American Mapuche culture from Chile. The pillan is a representation of the spirit of those who contribute greatly to their communities and, therefore, have a special place in the afterlife, from where they guide and watch over their people on earth. This symbol of identity and protection, has been handmade respecting the techniques of ancestral Mapuche silverware, by artisans in communities of the Araucania Region in the south of Chile. It has been framed with an elegant and striking dark backdrop, fitted inside a wooden frame. The piece comes beautifully packaged inside a branded gift box, acompannied by a certificate of symbolism and authenticity.

– Handmade using traditional techniques in the south of Chile
– Silver .650 and wooden frame
– Size: 25 cm L x 18 cm W x 4 H / 9.8 inches L x 7 inches W x 1.5 H
– Weight: 550 gr.
– Elegant gift box included
– Certificate of authenticity and symbolism is included
– Worldwide shipping with DHL Express

This piece has been handmade rescuing ancestral indigenous techniques from the Araucania Region in the south of Chile. Learn more here.

Inspired in the ancestral Mapuche arts and culture. Find out more.

This piece supports artisans with local and constant employment under international fair trade standards. Learn more about the Fair Trade principles here.

Your piece be shipped to you with DHL Express between 7 to 10 days from the time of your purchase, allowing it to be handmade by our master artisans in the south of Chile. See our policies here.

A word on us: As a team and family we have been involved for decades in the investigation and promotion of indigenous culture and arts from Chile. We founded Lágrimas de Luna as a cultural and design-driven project to contribute to the sustainability of native cultures and build a tolerant society towards our diversity.

The excellence, social impact and symbolism of our pieces reflects our enduring commitment to this goal, as well as the illusion and commitment of the artisans, designers, poets and researchers, who for many years have contributed with their talent to this dream and project.