Dressed up this vintage hand carved Jade (1960-70's )
Figa amulet by wire wrapping it with tiny freshwater pearl bracelet.
Add to your vintage collection!
measures 1.5" long
In ancient times it was worn as an incantation to The Goddess, a call for fertility, virility and good times.
Now they are commonly worn throughout Brazil and Peru as a symbol of protection against the evil eye. The obscenity of the gesture is said to distract Satan from his conquest for your soul. Because of the close ties to femininity and motherhood it is traditional in Brazil to tie a tiny black figa to a child’s wrist to ward off bad luck.