Delta Limited Edition Mapuche Vermeil Fountain Pen
The 7th edition of Delta's Indigenous People collection is a tribute to the Mapuche - inhabitants of the area of southern Chile and Argentina for over 12,000 years. They were the only indigenous group in South America that withstood attacks by the Inca and were never conquered by the Spanish. The Mapuche nation are settled and nomadic communities of hunters, shepherds and farmers. In 1881, after centuries of territorial and political independence, the new republics of Chile and Argentina instigated treaties that lead to the gradual takeover of the Mapuche lands. Today, the people's struggle to regain those lands and curb development continues.
The Mapuche pens are hand-turned from bars of grey and white marbled resin with solid vermeil accents including the band decorated with figures from the Mapuche flag, and the clip with a raised tribal totem, the Chemamull. Resin rings on the cap depict the colors of the flag and a medal in the crown is engraved with a Mapuche calendar. The Limited Edition Vermeil fountain pen with a push-button filling mechanism is bottle refillable only. This pen features a flexible, 18K gold nib engraved with a symbolic Lukutuwe. Limited to 541 pieces.
Delta Mapuche Limited Edition Vermeil Fountain Pen Features:
- Only indigenous group in South America to survive the attacks of the Inca and Spanish
- Hand-turned from grey and white marbled resin
- Vermeil accents on band with Mapuche flag and clip with tribal totem
- Symbolic Luketuwe engraved on 18K gold nib
- Push-button filling mechanism; Bottle refillable only