The Chakana is an important symbol in Andean cosmology. It signifies the balance between dualities (night and day, planting and harvesting time, etc.), as well as our connection to the land (pachamama), skies (pachakamak) and the four directions. It was used to measure the stars, as well as built structures. Today, it continues to be used in ceremony, woven into textiles, and into accessories to remind us of its important message.
950 Silver with Onyx inlay
Width: 1 cm
Through ARIU Art Jewelry Studio. Byron Ushiña highlights Ecuador’s rich culture and identity. Byron proudly showcases his indigenous roots (Imbaya and Kitu Kara) through his artwork. He studied accountancy but his profession and passion is that of jewelry designer and creator of magical sculptures and accessories.
He has won several jewellery competitions. He is also the creator of the ‘Ancestral Jewelry’ concept in collaboration with Ecuador’s Central Bank museum. His works showcase elegance and manual skill and he defines himself as passionate about all cultural expression around art and architecture.