Sterling Silver Hoop Bird Earrings, "Eagle Legend"
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Based on an ancient Hindu legend, earrings depict the eagle Garuda and a winged dragon. Garuda had to rescue the tirtha amertha (elixir of life) by defeating the seven dragons guarding it. Meticulously depicted in sterling silver, this well-known story comes to life in Wayan Asmana's original design.
.925 Sterling silver
This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.
Celuk is a Balinese silversmithing center and it is there that Asmana, while still in elementary school, began to learn the art of jewelry making. His father was a well-known silversmith who taught him bon, jawan and other jewelry techniques that have been handed from generation to generation in Celuk. Now in his sixties, Asmana has taught this art to many others and is dedicated to seeing it passed to the next generation.
This artist is currently supporting and providing for the education of their children, grandchildren, or children in their community, whether it be at the primary, secondary, or university level.
Wayan Asmana has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $2850 and the most recent for $3000.
Asmana and his workers rely on the stable income that Novica sales bring. These sales are their primary source of income.
This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.
Asmana employs assistants and silversmiths.
"Lovely, delicate but substantial earrings"
These are slightly bigger than I expected which is nice as I didn't want earrings that were too small. They are the perfect size to get noticed without being too much! They aren't heavy on your ears, but they feel substantial (i.e. well-made) and the design is lovely. Very happy with these. Shipping does take a while, so don't purchase if you need them in the next couple of days!
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