AztecaNegra

Handcrafted, Afro-Latin Jewelry & Accessories

Hayward, California

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Announcement    VISIT THE AZTECA NEGRA'S HOME AT WWW.AZTECANEGRA.COM FOR FULL SELECTION. SELECT PIECES AVAILABLE IN OUR ETSY SHOP!

Bienvenidos to the Azteca Negra Shop! Azteca Negra is a culturally-conscious line of handcrafted pieces, inspired by beautiful, traditional art indigenous to Latin America and Africa. Each fashionable art piece is one of a kind. All of our pieces are designed and crafted in-house, and made with handpicked cultural, upcycled/ rescued, or natural materials... sometimes all three!

Connect with us!
Our home is www.aztecanegra.com
Join the party on Instagram: @aztecanegra

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 26, 2020

VISIT THE AZTECA NEGRA'S HOME AT WWW.AZTECANEGRA.COM FOR FULL SELECTION. SELECT PIECES AVAILABLE IN OUR ETSY SHOP!

Bienvenidos to the Azteca Negra Shop! Azteca Negra is a culturally-conscious line of handcrafted pieces, inspired by beautiful, traditional art indigenous to Latin America and Africa. Each fashionable art piece is one of a kind. All of our pieces are designed and crafted in-house, and made with handpicked cultural, upcycled/ rescued, or natural materials... sometimes all three!

Connect with us!
Our home is www.aztecanegra.com
Join the party on Instagram: @aztecanegra

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Marisol Catchings

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About AztecaNegra

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On Etsy since 2013

Celebrating Cultural Representation

My name is Marisol Catchings, and I am an Afro-Latin artist and owner of Azteca Negra, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA. The inspiration behind Azteca Negra is all about cultural representation. Eight years ago, I had searched high and low for clothing, jewelry, or accessories that allowed me to express my cultural identity and came up short. I decided that I would create for myself what I was unable to find in the marketplace, and Azteca Negra was born!

Over the years, I have designed and handcrafted jewelry, headwraps, accessories and home decor that is a mixture of African and Latinx cultures. Each year, my mother and I travel to Mexico to handpick all of the authentic cambaya fabric that I use in most of my art. I use mainly authentic Latinx textiles mixed with Indigenous and African aesthetics and traditional symbols as inspiration for my designs. My goal for creating these pieces is to offer messages of self-love, self-care, cultural and ancestral celebration through everyday adornments. Much like in the United States, Latin America also has a long history of enslavement of African peoples and oppression of both Indigenous and Black people. In many countries, there can be sentiments of anti-Blackness/Indigenous people, which has lead to lack of representation and in history, arts, media, etc. Azteca Negra is working to celebrate and uplift folks who identify as Black or Indigenous. Borrowing from author Junot Diaz, my goal is to create tiny mirrors (in the form of accessories) that allow people to see themselves represented in art and culture.

Update: Within days of COVID-19 quarantine measures and announcements of lack of PPE, my mother and I sprang into action creating quality cotton masks to donate to healthcare workers, many of them Black and Latinx (two of the hardest hit communities in the US). Word of mouth spread quickly and over the past few months, we have donated more than 500 masks to healthcare workers across the nation, and provided more than 2,000 handcrafted masks within the Black and Latinx communities. Because of our pivot to mask making, we have received some really amazing press coverage from cultural blogs to NBC, CNN, Telemundo, and Cosmopolitan Magazine, sharing about the work that we are doing for our community!

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  • Marisol

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Artist, Creator, Entrepreneur, & Activist

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Last updated on April 29, 2022
Hola!

Welcome to the Azteca Negra Shop! All of my items are culturally inspired and handmade. The beauty of handcrafted items is that each item/ pair is unique. I hope that you enjoy browsing and that you find something that speaks to you!

Please send me a conversation message if you have any questions or special requests! You can also contact me at AztecaNegra [!at] gmail.com

-Gracias

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
My main concern is that you are happy with your item. Please contact me if the item is damaged or lost, and I will do my best to track it down, replace, or fix it.
Payment
I currently accept Paypal, credit cards, debit cards and Etsy gift cards.

If you do not currently have a Paypal account, you also have the option of using your debit or credit card via Paypal without setting up an account.

Please contact me with any questions or problems with payments.
Shipping
I ship all items domestically and select items internationally. Domestic shipping varies per item, but is generally $1.50-$5 USD per item. International shipping costs are $3-5 USD per item. I provide all domestic orders with tracking. Insurance and tracking for international orders can be provided for an additional fee.

All items are handmade and are made especially for you, so please allow 2-7 days for creation and shipping. I will notify each customer when the item has been shipped.
Additional policies and FAQs
WHOLESALE POLICY:
Azteca Negra offers select pieces for wholesale purchase, and conveniently sells via Etsy Wholesale. Please contact the shop for an invitation to view our linesheet and wholesale policies.

RESALE POLICY:
Because Azteca Negra merchandise is drafted, designed, and created in-house, no item is available for resale unless permission is obtained by owner.

SPECIAL OCCASION/ BULK ORDER:
Azteca Negra is happy to fulfill special occasion and orders of large quantities, however we do require the order to be placed and paid at least 4 weeks in advance.

Please contact our shop with any questions or requests.