The figa has its roots in ancient Etruscan Italy. In the ensuing millennia, it has been used to symbolize fertility, to invoke various goddesses, and to protect against evil. During colonization in the 17th century, it washed up on the shores of South America and became a symbol of good luck in Brazil and Peru, used to ward away the "evil eye". In ancient times it was worn as an incantation to The Goddess, a call for fertility, virility and good times. This example is made from celluloid or Bakelite plastic, which was meant to emulate mother of pearl. Accented with 10 karat gold, you can wear it on a chain as a pendant. You don't have to stop with just one - Figas look fantastic in multiples and paired with other charms in our collection!
Dimensions: 45mm overall length x 12mm
Weight: 2,5 grams
Materials: 10K gold, celluloid or bakelite
Metal: 10K gold
Condition: Excellent vintage condition