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 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!