BARRILETES (Kite) Earrings - Large


Stand out in these beautiful handmade earrings inspired by colorful textiles and Maya traditions of Guatemala!

Our new collection of handmade BARRILETES (kites) in partnership with Mandarina by Dre, honors the spirit of our Guatemalan traditions and the celebration of life. ⁠This tradition, which takes place on the first and second of November of each year, is part of the All Saints' Day celebrations in the neighboring towns of Santiago Sacatepequez and Sumpango in Guatemala. ⁠⠀

Make a statement in these stunning handmade BARRILETE earrings!

  • The length is about 4" inches long and 2" wide
  • Lightweight 
  • Materials: Brass, polyester, cotton and crystals.
  • Earring hook not considered hypoallergenic
  • Please note that color/s may differ slightly depending on your computer/phone settings
  • Hand made in Guatemala

Inspired by Guatemalan Tradition: Enormous kites "BARRILETES", some more than 40 feet in diameter, are painted by hand throughout the year and flown over the graves of family members while flowers are strewn on the ground below.⁠ A mixture of Catholic and Mayan religious traditions, this unique celebration was created by the Maya to ward off bad spirits on All Saints Day, the day in which the deceased are allowed to visit the human world. Not wanting the bad spirits to return to earth, the kites are created to make noise to scare them off and also to carry messages to heaven for our loved ones.