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La Mala Leche Earring
La Mala Leche Earring
La Mala Leche Earring
La Mala Leche Earring
La Mala Leche Earring
La Mala Leche Earring
La Mala Leche Earring
La Mala Leche Earring
La Mala Leche Earring

La Mala Leche Earring

Regular price
€312,00
Sale price
€312,00
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Details:

  • Earring. SINGLE PIECE.
  • Hoop inside diameter: 15mm.
  • Pendant measurements: Width: 40mm | Height: 38mm.
  • 3 White South Sea baroque pearls: 7-8mm approx.
  • Available in solid 925 sterling silver & 18Kt gold-plated 925 sterling silver with 3 microns.

Handcrafted in Cordoba, South of Spain.

Story:

'Tener Mala Leche' means having bad blood or being in a bad mood.

It’s a Spanish expression that comes from the belief that if the woman breastfeeding a baby has bad character or is a bad person, the kid will inherit it.

The origin of the expression comes from the Ancient Greece. Aristotle claimed that there was a certain social organisation that was determined by the breast milk. Thus, the natural members of a social group were those who had ingested the same milk. For his part, Saint Augustine recommended for Christian children not be breastfed by pagan nurses, because this would negatively influence their faith. Physicians also advised looking for mentally healthy wet nurses.

Women bodies have not only been hidden and objectified over the centuries, they have also been cursed, blamed and ashamed. This piece is an homage to women bodies, with its pleasures and its pain.

It’s necessary to normalise the image of female breast in popular culture.

The aesthetics of this piece is inspired by the ex-votos, also known as ‘miracles’. The offering of ex-votos originates in the tributes that people of the Egyptian and Mesopotamian civilisations presented to their gods.
Later the symbol was borrowed by Catholicism and the ex-voto became an offering by the faithful as appreciation for a gift or miraculous healing.

*When out of stock, for pre-order: The craftsmanship time takes and estimate of 2/3 weeks before shipping. As soon as the pieces are ready, we will let you know.
Please contact hello@santavanitas.com for any further information. Thank you very much for your patience.