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Royal Rings in Dark Brown Dark Brown Sese Wood Beaded Stretch Bracelet from Ghana

Royal Rings in Dark Brown Dark Brown Sese Wood Beaded Stretch Bracelet from Ghana

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SKU: SKU: SK-NVC-321471

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.

With a royal aesthetic, this Ghanaian stretch bracelet is strung with ringed beads and discs of dark brown sese wood. Esther Darko designs this fantastic accessory, diligently adding each bead by hand.

  • materials: Sese wood
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
6.25 in. L x 0.8 in. W

Avoid contact with water

Artisan Information

Esther Darko

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I am a jewelry artist. I was born in 1955 in the Eastern Region of Ghana. My friends say I am quiet, religious and friendly.

I was attracted to this craft because of the colors and how some of the beads are molded into interesting shapes. Many materials are natural. When jewelry is worn, it looks gorgeous on people and I love that!

"My mother taught me to work with beads and I mastered the art by reading a lot about it and through constant practice.

"For 38 years, I was a schoolteacher and I taught jewelry making to my primary class students. I retired from teaching in 2012.

"When I decided to set up a work area in my home, I bought local materials in the market and began gathering natural materials as well. I first crafted waist beads and found inspiration from observing all that I see.

"Early one morning when I was still a girl, I went searching for snails with my sisters in the forest reserve before school. But once in the forest, I took a different route and picked as many snails I could. After the sack was full, I realized I had lost my way because I couldn't find my sisters. I shouted out their names but they didn't hear me. I began crying and roamed the forest until I met a hunter who directed me back home.

"I was easily distracted. One day I crossed the road without looking left and right and, suddenly, I heard the noise of a car slamming on its brakes. The driver leaned out the window and shouted, 'Buluu!' at me. That means 'fool' in the Ga language. 'Buluu! Can't you look before crossing?'

"I still work from home and my children used to help me when I had lots of beadwork to do. I have three boys and two adopted girls. I also helped educate five other girls in my neighborhood through junior high school.

"My favorite part of my work is when I see people wearing my designs — it brings a smile to my face and joy to my heart. My hope and dream is to train many more people and also continue helping the underprivileged here."

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.

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