The Limpias Collection
We present the delicate and sublime Limpias Collection. Inspired by the healing aspect of Goddess Ix Chel, the Shamanic system of Mayan medicine and the sacred Cocoa seeds. The Sip-Che Tree plays an important role in Mayan medicine. It’s branches were used in cleansing rituals and Cocoa seeds became the most prized commodity in Mayan society, more precious than Gold itself.
The Limpias Ceremonies involved Sip-che branches infused with Holy Water from the Keynotes. They were touched on the person’s ankles 9 times to dissipate the negative energy to the Earth. It purified the aura of a person and removed the Evil Eye.
We have designed the Limpias Bracelet with the ‘Limpias’ ceremonies in mind. The significance of the number 9 has been incorporated in the bracelet as it has 8 Buds and a central Cocoa Pod, an important element in the Mayan protection and healing rituals.
The Cocoa Pods and Seeds were exclusively preserved for Royalty and traces of Cocoa have even been found in the tombs of Mayan Kings and Queens, as gifts for the Afterlife.
The Limpias Necklace combines both the Sip-che branch and the Cocoa Pod’s qualities. The healing and protective nature of the Healing Tree with the sacred Cocoa pod which is said to be a Gift form the Gods.
Both the earrings and rings use a single Cocoa Pod with a single budding red Seed to create a very elegant and meaningful look. The bands have been designed as the Sip-Che branch itself, complimented by a Cocoa Pod, finished in Ruthenium and single Cocoa Bud.