Artisan Origins: Kathmandu, Nepal
Organic, architectural earrings that recall the ringing bells of Nepali temples. The Mandira Earrings were designed to shift and change shape with movement.
While each piece of jewellery is made to last, brass naturally tarnishes with oxidation and exposure to weather. To refresh your artisan's craft to its original shine, simply use a wedge of lemon, and polish along the tarnished surface with a small cotton towel. Keep in a cool and dry place.
ABOUT THE ARTISAN
Rajendra is a 32-year-old artisan. Making jewellery is a family tradition and he has been experimenting with jewellery design since he was a child. In 2006, he began training to work professionally as a jeweller. His biggest dream is to pass on this tradition to the next generation so that the design and culture of Nepal continues to thrive. He feels empowered through her work and is proud to share Nepali culture and design with rest of the world.
ABOUT THE BRAND
Artisan & Fox is an ethical marketplace seeking to connect you to extraordinary craftsmanship sourced from across the Majority World. They empower artisans - silversmiths, weavers, and other makers alike - who are cut off from international markets; be it due to infrastructural barriers, political and societal unrest, or rural conditions.
They only collaborate with independent artisans, artisan cooperatives, and certified non-profits, and work to ensure that artisans receive 50% of the profits from your purchase. Their remaining profits are reinvested into their social programmes, such as zero-interest micro-credit (Thrive Transfers), and their pro-bono outreach with Syrian refugees (Threads of Syria).
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