Another temple of Mitla, better known as the ‘underworld’ city in Oaxaca, Mexico are the stone columns, carved out of volcanic tuff. The columns served at least two purposes. One was to support the roof of large rooms and the other was as an indicator of life expectancy. The story says that when a person wrapped their arms around the pillars, if they felt the column move, then their life would end soon.
The Stone pillar earrings are handcrafted from 22ct gold plated bronze, in Mexico City from recycled post-consumer metals.
5 cm length