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Black Forest Paths Men's Woven Bracelet

Black Forest Paths Men's Woven Bracelet

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SKU: SKU: SK-NVC-233952

Product Features
Working with Fair Trade certified organizations is an important part of what we do. This product is made by artisans that are fairly compensated for their skilled work, and helps provide a living wage as well as safe work conditions.

Working in black, Robert Aidoo-Taylor crafts a trendy wristband bracelet for men, adding accents in red, yellow and green. The bracelet features cords woven around compressed recycled paper, and it closes with a snap.

  • Cord made from recycled paper
  • Snap clasp
  • 8.75" Length
  • Handmade in & fairly traded from Ghana

Due to the handcrafted nature of this product, color, size, and motif may vary.

Artisan Information

Robert Aidoo-Taylor

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Update (July, 2019)

“In 2009, I joined NOVICA. I am a jewelry artisan.

“A lot has changed since I joined this wonderful institution. I joined as a bracelet maker, but the kind of guidance I had from NOVICA helped me to widen my imagination. To a large extent, my finances have improved since joining NOVICA. In the beginning, even purchasing raw materials for production was an issue for me. NOVICA came to my aid right away with a micro-credit loan which I used for production of both new products and replenishment.

“As the years go by I have trained 8 artists, of which 5 are females and 3 are males. My talent has not just been polished; also my finances have seen a tremendous change. Over the years I have had a lot of successes; now I have platforms to showcase my talent.

“10 years from now, I want to start up a school to train young artists who can work in the arts industry in years to come.”

Original Artisan Story

"My name is Robert Aidoo-Taylor, and I was born on December 30, 1967 in the central region of Ghana. I attended elementary and middle school in Ghana, and junior secondary school in Nigeria. I returned to Ghana to finish high school.

"I am a self-taught artist. I never took any classes or attended courses. I use manual tools to carve my pieces from wood and then I paint them myself. I enjoy working alone, and my inspiration comes from nature.

"The greatest challenge that I have faced in my life is when I wanted to further my education, but I couldn't afford to do so and had to struggle. I turned to carving as a profession and now I have exhibited my work abroad, including Berlin, Washington, D.C., and Detroit.

"I have taught others too, especially about making collage works with veneer woods and rattan weaving.

"One of my favorite things in life is to explore nature and spending time with my wife and two daughters. One of my dreams for the near future is to become an art lecturer, even though I was never able to go to art class myself."

In 2012, Robert ventures into the realm of handcrafted jewelry. "I explored the use of wood, waxed linen, synthetic cords and other media to make bangles, bracelets and necklaces. I have developed many designs so far, and I am so thrilled about this new venture! I have always used wood in my art and it's exciting to be able to add other materials to achieve something interesting."

Supplier Information

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NOVICA was started with a dream to create a better world for artisans, because a better world for artisans is a better world for all.

Along the way, the founders of NOVICA discovered something very important - as artisans around the world succeeded, there was also a visible and profound impact on the communities around them.

Your purchases are that powerful. They directly and indirectly provide for education, help with health care, fund basic needs, support children, preserve disappearing arts, and of course, spread happiness around the world.

The founders of NOVICA had a vision of the future that is not one of mega factories producing cookie cutter products for all to cheaply consume. Instead, a bright future that celebrates artisans who take the time to create an item by hand. A future where time is protected, where stories are told, where unique details are honored. Love, respect, inclusiveness become driving force.

Shipping

United States shipping only. Expedited shipping is unavailable. Allow for 1-2 days extra processing time. This product may ship separately from other products in your order and may have longer than normal shipping timelines as it will ship directly from its country of origin.

Returns

All sales of this product are final -- we do not accept returns or issue replacements unless there is a defect with the product. Please review our Returns & Exchanges policy.

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