Poporo Neecklace is 24k gold over brass/bronze

Poporo Necklace

  • Poporo Necklace is an authentic replica from the artifact found in the Museum of Gold in Bogota, Colombia. 

    The Poporo Quimbaya, is a pre-Columbian artpiece of the classic quimbaya period, currently exhibited in the Gold Museum in Bogotá, Colombia. Its primary use was as a ceremonial device for chewing of coca leaves during religious ceremonies.

    The Poporo Quimbaya is an unusual piece, made of tumbaga, with oddly minimalistic lines, that give it a modern look. It is one of the most recognized pre-Columbian artpieces, being often used as a symbol of the indigenous pre-Columbian culture. It has been depicted in the Colombian currency, in coins and bills. A reproduction served as the winner's trophy for the 2019 and 2020 editions of the Tour Colombia cycling race.

    Poporo charm, cable chain and snake chain are 24k gold plated over brass/bronze.