Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace, "Chinese Zodiac Rat"
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Jantana designs a fabulous jewelry collection inspired by the Chinese zodiac. The style of the pendant recalls China's millenary paper cutting art known as jianzhi. It is masterfully cut by hand from a sheet of brushed sterling silver symbolizing the rat. People under this sign are said to be witty, imaginative and curious. Rats have keen observation skills and with those skills they're able to deduce much about other people and other situations.
A sign under the Chinese zodiac is determined by year of birth rather than the day of birth. There are 12 signs, symbolized by animals. The particular sign rules a whole lunar year therefore it is only repeated every 60 years.
.925 Sterling silver
Among Jantana's collaborators are two men and one woman who are profoundly deaf.
Jantana learned the art of silversmithing from her uncle. In turn, she teaches these skills to her assistants. Her unique jewelry designs feature contemporary styles incorporating both traditional and contemporary jewelry-crafting techniques.
Jantana began working with her sister but now has a workshop of her own. With her hard work and clean, contemporary jewelry designs, the workshop has grown to the point that she can offer jobs to other silver artisans in the community.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.