Serpentine Incan Cross (Chakana) Bracelet
This beautiful hand woven Incan cross/chakana is adorned with a serpentine Incan cross that comes from the Machu Picchu area.
The Incan cross is a very sacred symbol.
At the top of the cross to the left the 3 notches represent the
At the top to the right of the cross the 3 notches represent
Hana Pacha – Heaven, the upper world inhabited by the gods.
Kay Pacha –The earth, the everyday world in which we live.
Uqha Pacha –The Underworld inhabited by the people who are dead.
At the bottom of the cross and to the left the 3 notches represent
At the bottom of the cross and to the right the 3 notches represent
The sacred animals-
Condor: represents the upper world in the sky.
Cougar: represents powerful land animals.
Snake: represents the lower world.
The Center hole represents
The passage way between the levels and Cusco the Incan Empire.
The four sides represent the
- North, South, East and West,
- the 4 elements, Earth, Air, Water, and Fire.
The 12 festivals / The Incan calendar.
The Incas had a calendar, composed by twelve months, each of 30 days. Each month in the Incan calendar. The twelve outer corners mark the twelve corners of the year and an achievement of awareness.