Le Chic Miami

Cempasuchil Hoops Hand Painted Wooden Earrings

$27

Only 1 piece in stock!

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, Xótchitl 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.

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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!

  • Metal: gold-plated allow, hypoallergenic, nickel free
  • Material(s): basswood then hand-painted with acrylic paint and sealed with a polyurethane topcoat
  • Size: 2" 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. 

Lydia was born and raise in Seattle, WA but relocated to Miami in 2017. After finishing design school she knew she wanted to do something creative and design related. She also knew she wanted to work for herself and not in an office. After moving to Miami, she joined a makerspace where she learned how to use a laser cutter. She began making earring to sell at a local weekend market and after that, Le Chic Miami began and took off.

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