Rustic, ceramic pendant necklace I created from high fire clay in which I carved the ancient Taino stone petroglyph for the sun, one of many solar symbols found on the island of Puerto Rico in the Caribbean.
This ceramic pendant was hand formed, carved then fired at 1900F for several long hours in the kiln. Once fired, I glazed it with various under and overglazes to give the layered teal blue colouring and fired it once again. The pendant measures 1-3/4 inches long by 1 -1/8 inches wide by 1/4 inch thick ( 45mm x 30mm x 6mm).has been strung onto an adjustable 2mm black hemp cord topped with a stainless steel ring and copper plated metal bead.
**Only once creation like this exists, what you see in the photos is exactly what you will receive. Colour may vary from PC monitor to smartphone screen.**
The Taínos, whose name literally translates to "good people", were the seafaring people indigenous to the Bahamas, Greater Antilles, and the northern Lesser Antilles. The Taínos were considered one of the Arawak peoples of South America, and their language was a member of the Arawakan family of language in the northern areas of South America. At the time of European contact in the late 15th century, they were the principal inhabitants of most of Cuba, Trinidad, Jamaica, Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic), and Puerto Rico. When Christopher Columbus arrived to the New World in 1492, he became one of the first (and only) outsiders to witness the Taíno culture.