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Our featured artist is Ben “Sinahi” San Nicolas del Rosario of New Moon Creations. He is an Indigenous CHamoru cultural artist who specializes in creating traditional CHamoru ornamental pieces and jewelry.
Among Guam’s visual artists, del Rosario has become known as one of the best creators of the sinahi, meaning “new moon,” a replica of an ancient artifact made of giant clam shell. He has consistently exhibited exceptional skill in shaping, polishing, and then drilling through each end of this dense, brittle material without breaking or chipping it in the process.
View his collection of one-of-a-kind pieces!
Learn more about CHamoru/Chamorro cultural jewelry on Guampedia.com.
If you are a cultural artist or producer and are interested in becoming a Guampedia Heritage Gift Shop partner, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, business name, phone number, email address and type of products that you make.
Guampedia will reach out to you to schedule a meeting to discuss further details. Don’t worry about what you have or do not have. Taya guaha (it's okay)! The meeting is for us to help you figure out what you have and need to get started.
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