For us here at Xibalba is all about the process, the process is just as important as the final result, all of our pieces are handmade and ethically made with love by experienced jewelers. Using recycled metals.
For our newest collection fases we wanted to share the procces that went behind making the pieces.
We took inspiration from the moon and its different phases, how it allows us to see its different sides. So we wanted to honor our collection by experiencing wih different techniques, showcasing silver in unusual colors.
It begun with the desire to bring -not only these objects- but the Xibalba energy to your space. We want to bring you pieces that are part of the sanctuaries we are building ... at home, in your office, in the garden.
All the pieces in Santuario have a story wanting to be shared; who hand-wove the textiles, who blew the glass, who collected the stones. This is why it all begun, the wish to share intentional objects for your sanctuaries.
Santuario is where we see the rawness of materials and the handmade artisan process.
This is the process of our Nispero Collection - Guatemalan cotton - Dyed naturally with loquat - Handwoven on a traditional foot loom.
Níspero is the Spanish name for loquat, eriobotrya japonica, a leafy tree with a simple, alternate leaf, elliptical in shape and leathery in texture. Evergreen tree full of ovoid, sweet, juicy fruits of a soft, peach yellow color.
Its leaves and maserated branches give off tannins that allow a dreamy, angelical color. A color that is like a sigh, that transports us to free and warm moments… Níspero color.
One of the questions that many visitors that come the studio ask (and even I still do sometimes) is where does the inspiration comes from?
Living in a country like Guatemala, where culture and traditions are alive and objects are made by hand starting with the raw materials and finishing with pieces filled with stories, it's definitely a constant source of inspiration.
Nature, culture, ancient techniques, they all inspire me to come up with collections that represent a little bit of this richness that we have to share.
Jewelry care starts in our studio in Antigua Guatemala, where we carefully craft your statement pieces. Now we come to your home with easy methods to clean your jewelry at home.
Laura Spillari, our founder, says this cleaning process is special because you spend time with your pieces and remember why they are special to you. We hope you enjoy this video with Laura, where she guides you into jewelry cleaning from the comfort of your home.
Ahora qué? Creo que esta fue la primera pregunta que muchos de nosotros nos hicimos hace algún tiempo. Pará todos han sido momentos inciertos y "volver a la normalidad" pareciera ser un nuevo mundo... pero, lleno de qué? - Now what? I think this was the first question many of us asked ourselves a few months ago. There have been uncertain moments and "returning to normality" seems to be a new world ... but, full of what?