Vedova Nera

Vedova Nera (Latrodectus mactans) – Symbol of female power. The Black Widow female, after mating, kills the male with its powerful venom.

This is the first piece that started the collection and was inspired by a dear friend and by the work of Louise Bourgeois. For me the spider, in this case a black widow, resembles something that is inside of us and can scare or attract others. It is a modern talisman that attracts the good that is in ourselves.
In folk tradition the spiders are an auspicious symbol.

Brooch: 10 x 12 x 2.5 cm / 4 x 4.8 x 1 in
Stone: 27 x 17 x 12 mm / 1.1 x 0.7 x 0.5 in

100% Recycled Sterling Silver 925
Avaliable in: Faceted Black Onyx, Serpentine, Snake Skin Red Jasper, Labradorite, Brazilian Agate.
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