Eagle Brooch in Tortoishell Limited Edition - Aguila Dorada


The Eagle

I have always been fascinated by birds. The majestic eagles are in particular very important for me and the history of my country.

For the Aztecs, the Eagle was associated with Huītzilōpōchtli a name that comes from the Nahuatl dialect and it translates as the God of the Sun.

The inspiration behind this design comes from the Leyend of Tenochtitlán which tells the story of the EAGLE and the SERPENT: “after years of wandering, the God Huitzilopochtli told the Mexica people to look for the EAGLE perched on a NOPAL (a prickly pear cactus) while devouring a SERPENT. This sight would signal the Mexica people where to found their city”. The Mexican founded Tenochtitlán in 1325 which is now the center of Mexico City.
The city was build on an “islote” (a small island) which was then Lake Texcoco in the Valley of Mexico. The city was the capital of the expanding Aztec Empire in the 15th century. Tenochtitlán was one of the most important and powerful cultures of Mesoamerica.

Only 50 eagles in tortoishell acrylic have been made.

Made of tortoiseshell acrylic and printed eye detail with a base metal and stainless steel clasp components. It comes with a gift box and a card with a graphic illustration of the eagle.

Dimensions: 6 cm