3 PIECE GOLDEN OBSIDIAN SPHERES SET
These golden obsidian spheres come from San Martin de las Piramides.
SAN MARTIN DE LA PIRAMIDES is a population settled next to the pyramids of
The artisanal work of obsidian is a trade that dates back hundreds of years,
specifically from Pre-Hispanic times as a highly specialized activity.
Obsidian is a volcanic glass that forms when the lava cools abruptly. Thanks
to its physical characteristics was used to manufacture cutting tools and
various objects and ornaments such as scepters, nose rings, arrows, mirrors,
sculptures, jewelry, masks, containers, knives, darts, etc.
Due to its characteristic black color and volcanic origin, it was related to
the fire element, it was believed that it came from the underworld and was
considered a magical and sacred stone able to catch the bad energies by ancient
and current civilizations. Due to its characteristics as raw material and its
symbolism, the specialization in the work of obsidian came to have a great
development and extended to art, agriculture, religion, cooking, war and
architecture, becoming even the economic
sustenance of societies and even today, its exploitation and the manufacture
of various objects that are the sustenance of families in areas close to the
Near this ancient city of the State of Mexico, Teotihuacán, have been found
deposits that were exploited and controlled for years by its inhabitants.
One of these deposits is in Otumba and another -the most important- very close
to Pachuca, Hidalgo, is known as the Sierra de las Navajas, famous for its
The most common is black, but there are other colors that range from dark
green to light, brown, violet, some blue, red, even white and transparent.