Silver and Gold have I none, but what I do have I give to you....
Skim with us across the oceans...to remote villages in the misty mountains of Asia. There are breathtaking views, but also harsh, merciless poverty. Meet the Hmong, an ethnic minority whose women are gifted, in spite of their poverty, with the skill of exquisite embroidery, handed down from mothers to daughters. Having neither silver nor gold nor precious stones, they beautify their stark lives by making their own jewelry. Using only needle and thread, they craft beautiful jewel-like patterns and designs on simple metal or fabric, using the colors of precious stones...these are their jasper and ruby and emerald and turquoise. Their skill is fast becoming a rare art, rendering their creations collectors' items.
Made with love.
Ekantha.com is privileged to bring these to you.
Our partners visit the villagers regularly, traveling for hours into the mountains. They buy their jewelry, paying a good price and enabling them to make a livelihood.
Buy a piece of fine jewelry today - for yourself, as a gift, or as an investment in something that will become rare soon. Empower these women thousands of miles away with your purchase
On sale $ 20.00 $ 18.00
$ 20.00 $ 18.00
This unusual, charming, pendant is sure to catch the eye when you're wearing it. It is tube-shaped with very fine cross-stitch work, predominantly in red with blue, green, white, and yellow accents.
You can imagine village women bending over to see better, in order to do the work. Every pendant is unique as it's hand-made.
It comes on a medium-length, smooth, quality silver-colored metal chain. Length when hanging - about 10 inches.
Pendant is typically 1 3/4"
On sale $ 20.00 $ 15.00
$ 20.00 $ 15.00
This is a light, easy-to-wear (you'll hardly notice it) pendant has very fine hand cross stitch, predominant color, red, sprinkled with green, blue, yellow, orange, and dark blue. Necklace is black fabric which feels silky to the touch. Tiny silver-colored Asian buttons hold the pendant in place. Necklace is short.
Only a few left!
This eye-catching small tubular pendant has delicate hand embroidery in a predominantly deep ruby-red color, and Chinese buttons (in various colors). As you run your fingers over the embroidery, you are stunned by the intricate ultra-fine cross-stitching, all handmade, each unique. "Patience" indeed. Chain is silky black string, strong and light to wear, with silver-colored metal hook fastener and chain. Chain is approximately 8.5" long. Pendant is approximately 3/4" in width.
As every piece is handmade and unique, the product you buy may not match the photos exactly, but you are sure to be delighted - guaranteed! Only 2 pieces left!
Placid is made as a very eye-catching, stylish, and affordable member of the Ekantha jewelry collection. The tubular pendant has very fine, delicate cross-stitch work, typically in dark red, with accents in dark blue/ black, green, yellow, and white. As every piece is hand-made, it will be unique, but similar in general appearance to the photo.
Pendant is about 1-inch wide X 1/2 inch.
Comes on a medium-length light metal chain, which is about 9 inches when hanging.
This precious necklace has a beautiful tube-shaped pendant hand-decorated with fine, delicate cross-stitch. Each pendant is unique in design, as they are hand-made by village women, but they all have predominantly red patterns, with sprinklings of green, blue, orange, yellow, and white. Pendant is approximately 1" in width.
Metal choker-type necklace has a rope-like design.
Sure to add a sophisticated touch to anything you wear. Only 4 pieces left!