Deep Sea Earrings

$ 49.00

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.

In Peru the Spondylus only appeared when the water became warmer during the time of the El Niño Current in December, right before the rainy season.  For this reason, the indigenous people of Peru saw them as bringing forth the rain. In hostile and dry areas such as the Peruvian Coast, it is no wonder these “omens of rain” were considered valuable. 

Details + Dimensions

.75" long

spondylus shell
sterling silver

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