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Cempasuchil Stud Earrings

Le Chic Miami
  • $14.00
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According to a text known as the Florentine codex, the flowers - known as "Cempohualxochitl" in Nahuatl - were involved in the celebrations of two Aztec feast days that commemorated the dead. Their use in these celebrations is believed to be tied to a romantic Aztec origin myth about two lovers, Xótchil and Huitzilin. According to the legend, the lovers would often hike to the top of a mountain to leave flower offerings for the sun-god Tonatiuh, and to swear their love and commitment to one another. When Huitzilin is tragically killed in battle, a distraught Xóchitl prays to the sun-god to reunite them on earth. Tonatiuh, moved by her prayers and offerings, grants her wish by sending a ray of sun that transforms her into a flower as golden as the sun itself, and reincarnates her lover as a hummingbird. When the Huitzilin the hummingbird approaches Xóchitl the flower with his beak, her twenty petals bloom, filling the air with Cempasúchil's distinctive and powerful scent.

How to Wear: Perfect pair of earrings to wear with a casual outfit, for a fiesta or for a fun look to hangout with your friends at brunch!

Details
  • Metal: gold-plated allow, hypoallergenic, nickel free
  • Material(s): basswood then hand-painted with acrylic paint and sealed with a polyurethane topcoat
  • Size: 1.25" x 1.5"

Please Note: Each pair is made by hand and exact colors and patterns may vary slightly from the image shown.

Care Instructions: Do not wet or wear when you are showering. This item should be kept in a dry space when not wearing.