In certain parts of Central and Southern Chile and Southern Argentina, there is a race of indigenous people that believe there are malevolent creatures called the Wekufe. The Wekufe are creatures that disturb the balance of the universe and/or destroy it- unlike humans and other spiritual beings, the Wekufe may be the only beings without souls. The Wekufe would be grant powers to the Kalku (Sorcerers of the region) that would be used to sicken of kill a person through possession. The most powerful of the Kalku could inherit a Wekufe spirit of an ancestor that was also a powerful Kalku. A Kalku would sometimes use a Wekufe to capture and enslave the souls of the dead that were not protected. The only way to cured of a Wekufe attack was to visit a Machi, or a Mapuche Shaman. <br /><br /> This particular piece has been imbued with powerful magic by a Machi and is designed to repel attacks by Wekufe and other malicious spirits. If you suspect that you are the target of someone who wishes ill will against you or has sent evil your way- then this would be the item for you.