Peruvian Handmade Equeco or Ekeko , Mixed Colors : It is the Pagan God of abundance , fertility and the joy of aymara origin or colla. It depicts a man with the typical clothing of the Andean region of the Peru. In his body hang the calls "loads" which are small bags, tickets and ceramic pieces that function as votes to promote the acquisition that his owner wants to achieve : prosperity both of goods and materials, as well as love and the happiness.
Legend has it that there was a hard worker and dedicated farmer, that he accumulated a large fortune enabling him to purchase many goodsthat always carried on his back, and is also said that he smoked much for stay awake and continue working to continue storing more and more. Through oral tradition, the Equeco or Ekeko became a great representative of wealth and prosperity for business and trade. For this reason that for years it was customary to have one in the homes or businesses.Tradition says that , should be hung what you want to have; and should be offering a cigarette , because according to ancient legend , to him likes smoking to comply with the requests.
The Equeco holder can add new objects in miniature that sould be hung on the statuette or placed at his side, representing what you want to have. Reportedly, it is more effective if the ekeko is given. In that case, would have the obligation to give another person to which you want prosperity.
To achieve his favor must be done 'smoking' to the Equeco at the time you put a cigarette in his mouth. It is said that if the desire or request is accepted,it will remain lit cigarette on, and the smoke will be consumed like if the Equeco was smoking really
Kind of Product : Amulets
Material : Clay
Measurements: 4.5 inches Width x 7 inches Height
Weight: 320 gr.