Decorate your laptop or wall with this detailed chakana, the southern crux, which is our mother constellation in the southern hemisphere. Get one with FREE SHIPPING.
The Inka Cross or Chakana is a strong symbol of the old cultures of the Andes and is considered the most complete, holy, geometric design of the Inkas. This symbol is often found in old places and holy centers in the Andes in Peru and in Bolivia. The Chakana has had, and still has, a considerable meaning to the Inkas and it also represents many meanings in its design.
Traditionally, the Chakana (Cruz cuadrada means a four-sided cross in Spanish) represents the constellation of the Southern Cross which is to be seen on the southern hemisphere. According to the opinion of the old Andes population, this was the centre of the Universe and was easy to find when they looked up in sky at night.
You can choose between three styles, from the simplest to the most intricate. Here are the respective sizes (smaller than the pictures):
Complex chakanas 6" x 6-1/4"