~ Peruvian Chakanas ~
These Chakanas are hand carved and polished by Native Peruvian Artist Sara. His beautiful store "El Mystico" is located in Aguas Calientes at the base of Machu Pichu, Peru.
"The "Chakana" or Inca Cross symbolizes for Inca mythology what is known in other mythologies as the World Tree, Tree of Life.... The word “chakana” In Runasimi, the language of the Inkas (modern Quechua), is derived from “chaka,” bridge, and means “to cross over,” or “a crossing. It then applies to a group of stars, commonly identified as the Belt of Orion...."