Handmade Silver and Smoky Quartz Bracelet from Indonesia, "One with Om"
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Artisan Ketut Sulastri of Gianyar, Indonesia brings you this bracelet, crafted with care and respect for the source of the materials. In Hindu and Buddhist culture, the sacred word om is associated with finding inner peace, sensing the connections among all particles of the universe, and, in yoga, the replenishment of the soul and body. The warm brown color of the smoky quartz together with the flower-shaped sterling silver charm carved with the word om capture the sensation of acknowledging one's relationship with the earth from which it came.
- 19 grams
- 0.67 oz
- Bracelet: 19 cm Interior Circumference x 0.8 cm W
- Bracelet: 7.5" Inner Circ. x 0.3" W
- Charm: 2.3 cm H x 2 cm W x 0.1 cm D
- Charm: 0.9" H x 0.8" W x 0" D
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
Ketut Sulastri's jewelry incorporates traditional Balinese jewelry designs and contemporary trends. She happily teaches silversmithing to her assistants, and others interested in learning the art, but finds that many younger artisans are more interested in braiding, macrame and non-traditional techniques.
Ketut Sulastri began to work with silver at the age of eight. Her family was poor and they needed the money for food. She also used her income from silversmithing to pay her school fees. Today she has her own workshop and is very happy to provide work for other women in her community.
Ketut Sulastri's Novica sales account for over 50% of her income. They not only bring stability to her workshop, but they enable her to employ assistants and give work to other women in her community.
Sulastri does not have children of her own but she provides for the care of her nieces and nephews.
This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.