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I have been fortunate enough to acquire an OLMEC SHAMAN Burial from a Pre-Columbian collection in Mexico. In this collection , this is number 5, are some amazing pieces as Pre Columbian burials are rare to find intact. This one was found after a Hurricane when part of the resting place of this very revered SHAMAN was washed out. The exposed pieces were then traced back to his resting place and the other items were removed. One of the things that was found was a breast plate of 40 figures all carved in assorted green stones from Jadeite, Nephrite, Chrome Diopside Jade, Chrysoprase Aventurine, Amazonite, Fluorite and rarely Quartz. Green stones, material was not important, allowed a connection with the Earth. The figures appear to be carved in sets of poses and represent the SHAMAN performing various rituals. Wanting to share these I decided to attempt to make a collection to exhibit as well as making molds to cast them in silver (THIS FIGURE WEIGHS 18 GRAMS AND IS THE SHAMAN DOING THE SHAPE SHIFTING BACKFLIP PREPARING TO TRANSFORM INTO A JAGUAR). The figure measure 7/8L x5/8Hx 3/8W (24x15x10mm) These molds are EXACT replicas of the bead figures made with the highest quality silicone so that every scratch and imperfection was reproduced. I hand finish each piece and then I add a cord I designed and made with Sterling Silver ends on it and also include a GENUINE Pre-Columbian bead, from the area, to each of the cords as a stop to keep the figure in place and so that you also get a GENUINE piece of meso-american culture to keep the figure connected to its roots.

The Olmec civilization thrived between 1200 to 400 BC civilizations in the Americas, settling in the forests, savannas, and rivers of the Gulf side of Mexico. The Olmecs are best known for their huge busts, mainly of rulers, which had thick lips and broad flat noses found scattered across a wide area. Most remarkable is the huge stones had to be transported for long distances since, often, the quarries were far from the site of the statue (as far as eighty miles). The Olmecs were the first civilization to build pyramids which resembled volcanoes.
Olmec along with the other Mesoamerican religions were polytheistic. Although a lot is speculated as to what their deities were, none is confirmed. The Olmec practiced shamanism. They believed each individual has an animal spirit. Olmec religion centered around the Shaman. "The feared and revered shaman would conduct rituals and heal the sick." Some believe that the sun was a part of their worshiping along with the jaguar.
Olmec architecture used underdeveloped human figures that resembled jaguars sometimes referred to as were-jaguars. This figure has been thought of as a rain spirit, which was a prototype to the later rain gods of Mesoamerican civilizations such as the Maya and Aztec. The Olmecs used animals scarcely, with a selection limited to jaguars, monkeys, serpents, falcons, and eagles, in their buildings unlike many future cultures.
Mainly stone and clay was used in Olmec architecture which included large clay platforms and terraces, usually painted bright shades of red, yellow, and purple. Special buildings, such as ceremonial centers used multicolored clays on the floors to add commotion to the building. Other characteristics of the ceremonial centers were stone-mosaic floors and basalt (stone) columns. Olmec houses were most likely rectangular huts made from plants and adobe. There were also buildings with wooden walls covered with clay and palm roofs. Underneath the cities and towns, the Olmecs built an underground, stone drainage system.
I have been fortunate enough to acquire an OLMEC SHAMAN Burial from a Pre-Columbian collection in Mexico. In this collection , this is number 5, are some amazing pieces as Pre Columbian burials are rare to find intact. This one was found after a Hurricane when part of the resting place of this very revered SHAMAN was washed out. The exposed pieces were then traced back to his resting place and the other items were removed. One of the things that was found was a breast plate of 40 figures all carved in assorted green stones from Jadeite, Nephrite, Chrome Diopside Jade, Chrysoprase Aventurine, Amazonite, Fluorite and rarely Quartz. Green stones, material was not important, allowed a connection with the Earth. The figures appear to be carved in sets of poses and represent the SHAMAN performing various rituals. Wanting to share these I decided to attempt to make a collection to exhibit as well as making molds to cast them in silver (THIS FIGURE WEIGHS 18 GRAMS AND IS THE SHAMAN DOING THE SHAPE SHIFTING BACKFLIP PREPARING TO TRANSFORM INTO A JAGUAR). The figure measure 7/8L x5/8Hx 3/8W (24x15x10mm) These molds are EXACT replicas of the bead figures made with the highest quality silicone so that every scratch and imperfection was reproduced. I hand finish each piece and then I add a cord I designed and made with Sterling Silver ends on it and also include a GENUINE Pre-Columbian bead, from the area, to each of the cords as a stop to keep the figure in place and so that you also get a GENUINE piece of meso-american culture to keep the figure connected to its roots.

The Olmec civilization thrived between 1200 to 400 BC civilizations in the Americas, settling in the forests, savannas, and rivers of the Gulf side of Mexico. The Olmecs are best known for their huge busts, mainly of rulers, which had thick lips and broad flat noses found scattered across a wide area. Most remarkable is the huge stones had to be transported for long distances since, often, the quarries were far from the site of the statue (as far as eighty miles). The Olmecs were the first civilization to build pyramids which resembled volcanoes.
Olmec along with the other Mesoamerican religions were polytheistic. Although a lot is speculated as to what their deities were, none is confirmed. The Olmec practiced shamanism. They believed each individual has an animal spirit. Olmec religion centered around the Shaman. "The feared and revered shaman would conduct rituals and heal the sick." Some believe that the sun was a part of their worshiping along with the jaguar.
Olmec architecture used underdeveloped human figures that resembled jaguars sometimes referred to as were-jaguars. This figure has been thought of as a rain spirit, which was a prototype to the later rain gods of Mesoamerican civilizations such as the Maya and Aztec. The Olmecs used animals scarcely, with a selection limited to jaguars, monkeys, serpents, falcons, and eagles, in their buildings unlike many future cultures.
Mainly stone and clay was used in Olmec architecture which included large clay platforms and terraces, usually painted bright shades of red, yellow, and purple. Special buildings, such as ceremonial centers used multicolored clays on the floors to add commotion to the building. Other characteristics of the ceremonial centers were stone-mosaic floors and basalt (stone) columns. Olmec houses were most likely rectangular huts made from plants and adobe. There were also buildings with wooden walls covered with clay and palm roofs. Underneath the cities and towns, the Olmecs built an underground, stone drainage system.
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Mar 4, 2017
Cool looking item, and great quality! Fast shipping! Smooth transaction! Friendly and helpful seller! Thank you!
SHAMAN Were-JAGUAR Pre-columbian Olmec burial bead reproduction in Sterling Silver on cord with genuine bead PPC5

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Reviewed by surferdude666
5 out of 5 stars.
Mar 4, 2017
Cool looking item, and great quality! Fast shipping! Smooth transaction! Friendly and helpful seller! Thank you!
SHAMAN Were-JAGUAR Pre-columbian Olmec burial bead reproduction in Sterling Silver on cord with genuine bead PPC5

Reviewed by Justin
5 out of 5 stars.
Feb 4, 2017
What a great piece, and very handsome craftsmanship! A wonderful seller and purchase. I am truly pleased.
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Aug 10, 2017
Rapid delivery! Really an exquisitely crafted piece. I will thoroughly enjoy wearing it. There's something about the Olmec civilization that attracts me. There's a lot of alluring mystery, magic and mysticism surrounding it. Excellent and reliable seller!
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With that said, due to the nature of customer design, custom design pieces can never be refunded. If , however nothing can be done to correct you concern special arrangements can be made for store credit minus the cost of wax work and or materials with considering how much labor and special time is spent to achieve the goal..

We look forward to making your vision into a piece for a lifetime!
All our items are backed with a MONEY BACK GUARANTEE.

The item can be returned for a refund, exchange or store credit. (If a piece has been customized or sized differently then what is listed then that cost will be deducted from the refund)

Item must be returned (shipped back) within 5 calendar days from delivery date and the customers is responsible for return shipping.

Customers should ship these back with insurance, we will not be responsible for any lost and/or damaged shipments and/or goods. Any necessary repairs to return the item to what was originally made will be deducted from the refund amount.

After 5 days have passed all sales will be considered FINAL and no claims whatsoever shall be entertained unless stated in the listing.

The item must not be altered and must not have any wear & tear damage. If the item is damaged and can not be repaired the cost of raw materials will be refunded or the item will be returned to the buyer and no refund issued.

CUSTOM WORK
We believe our work and our feedback speaks for our shop!

Custom work is just that, it is done solely on the interpretation of a customers vision after conversations. Every attempt is made to make the vision a reality. In the process we make every attempt to finish a project that has been accepted and have started. We are sure that you will love your Custom made item. If you find you have a concern or a problem we will make every attempt to correct it Sometimes a deposit is required and that is based on the cost of what the production of the piece will be. Depending on the process time can be anywhere from 3 to 6 weeks as a rule to finish a piece and your consideration is appreciated

With that said, due to the nature of customer design, custom design pieces can never be refunded. If , however nothing can be done to correct you concern special arrangements can be made for store credit minus the cost of wax work and or materials with considering how much labor and special time is spent to achieve the goal..

We look forward to making your vision into a piece for a lifetime!

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Custom made pieces are my specialty and I have always made what i set out to. I work in all metals; Platinum, Palladium, Pure and Sterling Silver, All Carats and colors of gold from 10K to 24K. I carry a comprehensive collection of stones so adding them to my designs or changing into a different stone is easy enough. Simply convo me and I will be more than happy to quote you a price. When a design is submitted, FTR reserves the right to reproduce them or use them as a base for another design as well as the produced design becomes the property of FTR

SHAMAN Were-JAGUAR Pre-columbian Olmec burial bead reproduction in Sterling Silver on cord with genuine bead PPC5

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