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Womens Artisan Jewelry

Women's Silver and Leather Bracelet
Women's Silver and Leather Bracelet
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Category: Member Products/Jewelry
Jewelers on the island of Java work in open-air studios creating the sterling silver beads that have been a local art form since the 16th century. This bracelet begins with a technique called repoussé where designs are hammered into a sheet of metal. The textured metal is then curled into a long cylindrical bead, and a mold is made. Sterling silver beads cast from this original mold are then slid onto a braided leather cord to make a handsome bracelet that flatters both men and women. Available in two sizes. Made in Indonesia.
$85.00
Women's Portuguese Montado Bracelet
Women's Portuguese Montado Bracelet
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Portugal first enacted laws protecting its cork forests, or montados, in 1209, centuries before ecological responsibility was a common goal. It takes 25 years for a cork oak to mature, after which it can be sustainably harvested for 150 years or more. Here, Portuguese artisans pair strips of cork with faux turquoise and silver-tone metal in a unisex style.


$65.00
$29.99
Bronze and Sterling Silver Balinese Cuff
Bronze and Sterling Silver Balinese Cuff
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Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Bracelets

The floral motifs on our sterling silver and bronze cuff bracelet are inspired by Balinese carved woordwork. The Balinese are known for their handcarved furniture and architectural decorations featuring natural motifs, a custom that this jewelry pays tribute to. Traditionally, Balinese carvers choose auspicious days on their religious calendar to begin a new piece and often ask a priest for a blessing before starting to carve. This cuff honors the Balinese dediation to nature and spirtuality in handicraft.


$99.00
$19.99
Maya Beaded Necklace
Maya Beaded Necklace
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The Tz‘utujil are one of the smallest of the ethnic subgroups that make up Maya culture. Living in the Lago de Atitlan region of Guatemala, they raise coffee and maize in addition to welcoming tourists who are drawn by Tz‘utujil painting, weaving, and beadwork. The beaded medallions in this colorful jewelry are handcrafted by Tz‘utujil artisans using glass seed beads and Czech fire-polished glass crystals.


$69.00
Maasai Zulugrass Necklace
Maasai Zulugrass Necklace
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Category: Jewelry/Necklaces

When drought threatened the livelihood of Kenya's Maasai in the late 1990s, beadwork, which part of their cultural heritage, became key to helping them maintain an independent lifestyle. Using their beading skills, Maasai women use the abundant grasses of the Rift Valley, paired with Czech glass and acacia wood beads, to create these lightweight and ecologically conscious necklaces.


$49.00
$29.99
Maya Beaded Crescent Earrings
Maya Beaded Crescent Earrings
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Category: Jewelry/Earrings

Guatemala is home to more than 20 distinct Maya ethnic groups, including the Tz‘utujil, who live in the highlands. In the early 20th century, Tz‘utujil artists began painting bird’s-eye views of markets and festivals in a brightly colored folk art style. The glass beads in these earrings are typical colors in Tz‘utujil painting and in women’s embroidered traditional dress.


$32.00