Double Sided Tumi Pendant
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Beautifully handcrafted 950 Silver Tumi Pendant. Double Sided with one side plain silver and the other with Chrysocolla and Spondylus Shell. Length 3cm
The head of the Tumi represents Wiracocha, The Inkan God. One of the most important surgical used instrument in ancient Peru during the Inka Empire was the “Tumi”, a knife made of an alloy of copper, called “Champi”, which is considered as being a symbol of Peruvian medicine. At present, the Tumi is Perus national symbol, but was to a large extent used by the sun adoring cultures like the Inkas and the pre-Inkas who flourished in ancient Peru. With a characteristic semicircular sword made of a gold alloy, bronze, copper or a silver alloy. In the Inkan dynasty it was used by the high priest to offer up a llama at the Inty Raymi festival. First of all the Tumi is a symbol of good luck. Many Peruvian homes have a large specimen hanging on the wall in the sitting room – in order to take care of their homes.