Peruvian jewelry designer Evelyn Brooks, launches her latest collection in honor of the most popular cross from the Inka empire also known as the Andean cross or Inca Cross. It is also a tribute to the Pachamama or Mother earth.
This time I wanted to inspire everyone to preserve our ecosystem and continue showing the world my heritage, through a beautiful and innovative jewelry designs, said Evelyn.
The Story of the Chakana:
The center hole in the Middle of the cross represents Cusco, the Capital of the Inca Empire. It is also believe the corners in each side of the Chakana may represent the twelve month Inka calendar.
According to new age philosophies the chakana, symbolizes for Inca mythology what is known in other mythologies as the World Tree or Tree of Life. The stepped cross is made up of an equal-armed cross indicating the cardinal points of the compass and a superimposed square.
The square represents the other two levels of existence. Everything above represents the GOD Wyracocha or Inka God , the middle representes the world in which we live in, and everything below represents the Pachamama or Mother earth and our roots.