The Peaceful Nature
A source of pride, this Bolivian coat of arms is a great piece to bring into your home. It doesn't lack in colors and is meant to inspire a sense of nationalism. You don't have to dig Bolivia's colors, but it helps, as exemplified here where you kind of sense a harmony between the outer colors in the center. Although this travel souvenir from Bolivia may serve as a coat of arms that is meant to inspire strength, it is a pretty peaceful as it has natural elements that bring to mind the idea that we are guests on earth whilst being surrounded by beauty.
The scene in the center makes one think about the peaceful nature of Bolivia and its wildlife that inhabit it. Nature certainly seems to be a theme, and one can even come to the conclusion that it is worth fighting for by simply examining this magnet.
The Love for the Land
This coat of arms includes some of the most significant elements of the Bolivian landscape, such as two mountains that are important to its inhabitants: Cerro Rico and Cerro Menor. For centuries, Cerro Rico was one of the most prolific mines in the world and provided the majority of the silver that the Spanish colonizers shipped back home. The chapel of the Sacred Heart of Jesus stands on top of Cerro Menor. Perhaps what calls the foreigner's attention is the Lama and the tree called by locales arbol de pan (Bread Tree). In fact, the coat of arms features a complex design and each of its elements bare a distinctive meaning. The condor at the top alludes to the country's quest for new horizons, the ax stands for the authority and the olive, for the peace and glory for its communities. The sun is the symbol for a country that is being born. The traveler will find that this souvenir reflects the complexity of the history and the culture of Bolivia. By all means, this is a great magnet souvenir to take back home.