Hand-embroidered Birds Necklaces - "Santiago x Zunil"

Hand-embroidered Birds Necklaces - "Santiago x Zunil"

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Our popular Zunil Birds Necklaces are back. You can wear it long or short. In the model photos the necklaces are all worn short. See Material and Dimensions below to learn more about the size. The adjustable knot is shown further down.

Each necklace is one of a kind. They have hand-embroidered textile from the village of Zunil and Santiago Atitlan. The necklace combines vintage Zunil textile with the beautiful, colorful, and embroidered birds from Santiago.

The indigenous community of Santiago Atitlán town are experts in embroidering birds using their ancestors' techniques. 

The Zunil cintas are long ribbons that Mayan women sometimes wear braided into their hair or for other decorative uses. It is a very special textile and the process of making them authentically is very difficult. Even more so, it is difficult to find authentic Zunil cintas.

We buy our bird embroideries and our vintage textile directly from the makers so your support will enable us to keep buying their beautiful handicrafts and support their art.

We have matched the textile in a colorful, modern combination and added our classic ceramic bead lines.

All of our jewelry is handmade by Mayan artisans in Guatemala. Your support has a direct impact on the opportunities and welfare of these artisan communities.


Beads: Ceramic beads™, dyed with acrylics, standard size
Textile: Authentic woven textile in cotton (origin: Zunil), authentic hand-embroidered birds (origin: Santiago Atitlán), Guatemala
Cord: Nylon, Wax


Size: Adjustable sliding knot.Min. length: ~42cm // ~16.5''
Max length: ~62cm // ~24.4''
Weight: From 60g-80g // 2.11oz-2.80oz

Care information

We recommend not showering or swimming with your new jewelry, however a bit of splashing won't hurt. When not using the jewelry, hang it or lay it out flat. The jewelry can handle being dropped but try not to squash them between two hard surfaces.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Daniel L.

I purchased this item as a birthday gift. It’s very beautiful!!!!!

Ana F.

Words cannot express how grateful and ecstatic I am to have such beautifully crafted artwork in my possession to wear with great pride.