New Pastures Earrings
Handmade by artists working in cooperation with a craft trading company that provides technical help, product development advice, skills training, tools and appropriate equipment to artisans. They can access short and mid-term loans to improve infrastructure and their workshops. They work with families located in Cusco, Ayacucho, Chulucanas, Cajamarca and Huancavelica as well as Shipibo people living in the Amazon rainforest area of Pucalepa. For most of these people, craft production is a sole source of income.
With every item purchased with us, a tree is planted in partnership with the National Forest Foundation.
Serpentine is named for the snakeskin it is said to resemble as it shares the same green speckled skin of the serpent. In ancient times, serpentine was thought to be a cure for poison. Legend holds that a king was reputed to have insisted that his chalice be made of serpentine, as it was believed that if a poison were put into his drink in a serpentine vessel, the vessel would sweat on the outside.
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