Sara Beltran’s affinity for the ocean is prominent through out her work, as is a longing for spiritual connections.
We visited her presentation at Picture Ray studios in Chelsea where Beltran unveiled her Nahual collection. Her 60 jewelry pieces were stylized like a hidden treasure trove in a mirage of Indian portraits. A handsome model sat in shamanistic style like a mysterious treasure keeper.
Dezso by Sara Beltran began in 2004 but it was in 2009 that the line took a destined turn in the mecca of rock- craftsmanship, Jaipur. The trip to India unraveled an unexpected soul search that prolonged Beltran’s stay for three years. Her latest 2013 collection Nahual channels her spiritual connection with India, her chosen Nahual (spirit guide in Nahuatl).
Nahual is a reflection of Beltran’s personal style. Inside her beach chic New York studio, the essence of Indian opulence and Mexican native motifs are unhindered. The living room houses a hand woven Mayan rug, a hand crafted Indian chaise, oceanic wall prints, and the coffee table book India y Mexico: Vientos Paralelos (India and Mexico: Parallel Winds) by Ignacio Piina Marquina. Her works unify cultures through nature’s wonders. Here, we’ve fallen for the shark tooth rose cut earrings…