The fertility goddess Chaxiraxi is now sold in its most ancient form which resembles best modern sculptures.
You can trace its original version and design at one of most famous museums on Tenerife Island.
Purchase one of the very affordable, artistic statues of the ancient Guanche fertility symbol at the Tenerife tourism Office of Puerto de la Cruz, town information of which obtain here. Find it in Calle Lonjas at the old Casa de Aduana by the picturesque little fishing harbour.
Indeed, this town tourist center is not to be missed. It has the most tasteful, little items, such as small jewelry, apart from traditional drinks and foods. Everything is a far cry from some kitschy things found elsewhere.
Also, I am inclined to think that this Canary Island goddess which is sold at the tourist shop is not mass produced. I have seen many godeous items in small quantities there before. They have all disappeared from the shelves. Therefore mass production is not likely at all.
Get an idea of the sizes of the Guanche figurines by looking at a few other items of the Spanish souvenirs, depicted beside. A small tea kettle and some ceramic bottles on the top shelve let you best guess how big the dark little goddesses are.
The biggest Guanche goddess of womanhood and fertility is sold at the Casa Aduana for less than €10, if I remember well, while the smallest costs about €2,50.(Mind prices may have gone up due to inflation) Or buy such a small modern sculpture for your holiday home in Tenerife. It will make a fantastic focal point and will match with any kind of interior decorating. Also, combine the bigger version of the Guanche figurine by adding pumpkin decorations for a stunning color contrast.
You can even claim value added tax back for your little statue at the airport office for tourist tax returns provided you will be leaving Europe. This would make the small Guanche fertility goddess sculpture all the more affordable.
the souvenir shop by the Tenerife tourist information in Puerto de la
Cruz? You may find the sculptures in Masca as well as at picturesque
Garachico at the following links:
The black Madonna the Canary Islands patron in Candelaria with its more realistic appearance replaced the ancient caveman idol after the Tenerife conquest.
Admire more Guanche sculptures of street art in the Tenerife capital on Plaza de España by clicking here. Not for sale, though...
Please mind that the comment box below is meant to help others. In case you have a question or want to tell me something, kindly use this contact form.
This site is protected by Copyscape
Optica Columbus Best optician Tenerife North Important eye tests Call 922 387072
Text and images within this site are not to be copied or traded at any time. This regards online and offline.
Please respect my copyright