Lechuzas (Owls) in Buenos Aires

Lechuza: symbol of wisdom, N. Argentina

In Argentina, the owl – called “lechuza” in Spanish – symbolizes wisdom and good fortune.  This indigenous owl watercolor (above) was given to me by a shopkeeper in Buenos Aires.  I love the way it’s both ancient and abstract.

Lechuza from the Toba Tribe

This small hand-painted owl comes from the Toba, a tribe in the Chaco Region of Northern Argentina.  I keep him on my desk for good luck.

Lechuza carved of palo verde wood

Carved of palo verde wood, this owl also comes from the north of Argentina.  She looks to me like a philospher.

This owl necklace (below) comes from the trendy shop ‘Rapsodia‘ in Palermo Viejo, Buenos Aires.  Like the city, she’s funky and whimsical.

Lechuza necklace


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