Hand painted by artisans in Hidalgo Mexico, these lovely necklaces are decorated with Otomi patterns attached to a leather cord to give the ethnic a more modern look.
The Otomi culture is one of the older complex Mesoamerican cultures, and lived peacefully near the Olmecs until the Nahua arrived around 1000 BC.
The symbols and patterns on Otomi embroidery and paints can be traced back to prehistoric roots in the area. Symbols range from animals and plants native to the Tenango area, abstract designs, people, and mythological creatures.
18 inches long.