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Knotted by hand, this adjustable macramé bracelet by Rituu features sleek beads of hematite. This is a Shambhala-style bracelet, representing a mythical kingdom based on ancient prophesies. Shambhala-style represents tranquility, peace and happiness – the oneness of all.
Since childhood Rituu has been drawn to the rich history of Indian jewelry, particularly that of her native Jaipur. She married into a family of jewelry artisans who for generations have passed their skills down from elder to younger. Rituu's husband encouraged her to create her own jewelry and she persevered, learning all she could. She now has a workshop where she teaches traditional jewelry making techniques to the people who work with her.
Novica sales account for much of Rituu's income. They have helped her to survive a health crisis and to grow her business. She is now one of Novica's most successful Indian jewelry artisans. The stable income that Novica sales bring has profoundly impacted Rituu's life and the lives of her workers.
Rituu has struggled to overcome the crippling effects of osteoporosis and other bone ailments. It affected her work for a number of years but her determination has driven her forward and she has rebuilt her jewelry workshop in spite of her chronic health issues.
Rituu's husband encouraged her to start designing and crafting jewelry on her own. She has steadily grown her workshop and is now able to provide full-time employment to other artisans, most of whom are women.