Mate gourd jewelry set, "Butterfly"
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Extending graceful wings, a butterfly is artfully carved into a dried mate gourd. Shading is achieved by passing the carved gourd over small flames. It centers sterling silver medallions in a necklace and earrings by Peru's Fabiana Quispe.
.925 Sterling silver
- 14 grams
- 0.49 oz
- Chain: 44 cm L
- Chain: 17.25" L
- Pendant: 4.2 cm L x 2.7 cm W
- Pendant: 1.6" L x 1.1" W
- Earrings: 4.1 cm L x 1.9 cm W
- Earrings: 1.6" L x 0.8" W
Fabiana Quispe has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1100 and the most recent for $1000. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of sterling silver to expand production.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.
This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.
"Stunning, Delicate Artistry! "
The photos can only hint at the actual details and subtle beauty of the gourd art on both the pendant and earrings. The silver detail is also flawless. Simply, the pendant and earrings are unique and just plain awesome! As a bonus the pendant comes with a beautiful chain. I could not be more pleased! Thank you!
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