Ometeotl Belt Buckle
Ometeotl, the Aztec God of duality…
This belt buckle is the result of an international collaboration between Luis Olavarria, an artist (and fellow foodie) living in El Marques, Queretaro De Arteaga, Mexico and I. Sr. Olavarria (@luis.olavarria) created the original graphic, which I found on a website called Deviant Art. I loved the design and thought it would make a brilliant belt buckle. Luckily, I was able to contact him and acquired permission to use the design, He gets a royalty for every buckle sold. I am proud to work across cultural frontiers!
This belt buckle is cast in solid bronze.
The following paragraph is from Wikipedia…
"Ōmeteōtl (Nahuatl pronunciation: [oːmeˈteoːt͡ɬ] ("Two gods") is a name used to refer to the pair of Aztec deities Ometecuhtli and Omecihuatl, also known as Tōnacātēcuhtli and Tonacacihuatl. Ōme translates as "two" or "dual" in Nahuatl and teōtl translates as "god". Apparently, the existence of such a concept and its significance is a matter of dispute among scholars of Mesoamerican religion. Ometeotl was one as the first divinity, and Ometecuhtli and Omecihuatl when the being became two to be able to reproduce all creation."
Interestingly, this project pairs nicely with another item here on the site, the Roman God Janus in pendant or bracelet.