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Earrings, Federico, Mazahua, Sterling Silver & Turquoise, Contemporary, 945

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Mazahua earrings are a traditional Mexican style earring often associated with weddings or formal events.

These intricate silver filigree earrings, inspired by Frida Kahlo, are handmade by Mexican native and renowned contemporary artisan, Federico Jimenez. Often favored by brides because of the kissing doves, these Federico creations embellish the traditional style with dainty dangles and cabochons of light blue turquoise.

    Federico Jiménez (1941 -; Mexican). Born in Tututepec, Mexico; lives and works in Southern California. Designer and maker of bold southwestern style jewelry; cluster work.

    Mark: F J (conjoined)

    Born in 1941, jewelry artisan Federico Jimenez has long had an appreciation for Native American culture and craftsmanship. Originally from Oaxaca, Mexico, Federico came to the United States in 1967 to work and go to school, where he studied jewelry making and design. In 1970, he and his wife Ellen Belber Jimenez traveled throughout the Southwest, where they first fell in love with the Native American and southwestern aesthetic. They became connoisseurs of folk art, and amassed a collection of Native American, Latin American, and Mexican antiques, jewelry, and housewares, opening a series of galleries in southern California. Formerly a trustee of the Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos, and The Southwest Indian Museum in Los Angeles, Federico now resides in Venice, California, where his primary focus is designing his jewelry.

    • artist: Federico Jimenez
    • materials: sterling silver,
    • dimensions: 3 1/4" x 2"
    • weight: 34 grams
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    • contemporary
    • style number: JE945
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