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
This embroidered double pendant with metal choker is extraordinarily unique. The pendants are decorated with fine hand-embroidery in beautiful jewel-like colors: ruby red, emerald green, turquoise, jasper, sapphire blue. Every design is unique, as it is hand-crafted, from the imaginations of tribal women. The upper pendant is about 2.5" wide and 1.5" high, and the lower half-moon pendant is about 1.75" wide and 0.8" high. Three tiny bells adorn the lower pendant. Metal choker is standard size, about 5.5" in height and 5.5" in width
Please ask ahead if you would like a particular dominant color; we'll be happy to email you a photo before shipping. We have only a handful in stock.