Colombia’s traditional fashions are on full display during holidays and festivals, like the Carnival of Barranquilla, which marks the beginning of Lent. Women often wear skirts and blouses decked with handmade lace, a tradition that arrived with the Spanish in the 15th century. This seemingly delicate bracelet of vintage lace dipped in sterling silver speaks to the resilience of the Colombian people and the blending of cultural traditions.
Sterling silver-plated vintage lace. Handcrafted by women in rural Colombia. 1"W x 7"L.
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