The word “Chachal” in the Mayan Quiche dialect means necklace. They have been worn by Mayan women for thousands of years and have a fascinating tale of history, culture, art, and economics that begins during the Pre Columbian period. Like many aspects of Guatemalan culture, the chachales are a blend of ancient native elements with the influence of the European conquerors. This piece is only the centerpiece. No necklace is included.