|Honouring southern Chile and Argentina people
541 fountain pens 1KS
1541 fountain pens 1K
Mapuche are the indigenous inhabitants of south-central Chile and southwestern Argentina. They are a wide-ranging ethnicity composed of various groups which shared a common social, religious and economic structure, as well as a common linguistic heritage.
Mapuche successfully resisted many attempts by the Inca Empire to subjugate them, and repelled Spanish incursions, using the Bío-Bío River as a natural barrier, until late in the 19th century.
Mapuche is made with deep grey special resin, hand turned from solid bars, interleaved with melted layers of white resin, portraying rock formation commonly found in the region.
The 1KS version features vermeil trims (gold plated sterling silver) and push button filling system.
The 1K version features silver trims and cartridge/converter filling system.
The clip, in sterling silver (or vermeil) represents a typical tribal totem of Mapuche people, called Chemamull.
On the cap top, a medal is set, engraved with a picture of the Mapuche calendar, portrayed also in the flag.
The cap is decorated by colored rings in the same colors as the flag.
The central band in sterling silver (or vermeil, depending of the version) is decorated with typical designs of Mapuche clothes and fabrics.
18kt gold nib, "white" or "yellow" gold, customized and flexible, engraved with one of the most important symbols of Mapuche culture, the Lukutuwe. It represents the supreme religious being, who consists of hands, feet, a head, and a heart in the center.