NOVICA Men's Braided Light Brown Leather Bracelet with Carved Beads, 7" 'Friendship'
- Authentic: an original NOVICA artisan handcrafted fair trade product.
- Includes an official NOVICA Story Card certifying quality & authenticity.
- NOVICA works with Chaloemphon to craft this item.
- Includes an original NOVICA jewelry pouch to keep for yourself or give as a gift.
- A keepsake treasure designed to be loved for years to come.
About this Item
Braided by hand, honey strands of light brown leather embrace the wrist in a bracelet. Chaloemphon adds dark brown beads carved of bone to this design for men. The length can be adjusted by sliding the knot along the cord. 7.0" min L - 8.75" max L x 0.2" W.
A jewelry pouch inspired by the unique culture of Thailand is included with this bracelet.
Each product comes with a special NOVICA booklet that helps to bring artisans and patrons closer together with a small bit of information about the creator of each piece and the inspiration behind the item.
About the Artist
Chaloemphon (left), the artisan behind NOVICA Men's Braided Light Brown Leather Bracelet with Carved Beads, 7" 'Friendship', is the creator of many other unique, handcrafted jewelry items sold by NOVICA."Working with leather is never boring and I've never felt like giving up. The most important material is cowhide. It is very resistant and can be used long-term. I must plan very well how to cut the leather to minimize waste. Then, the cut leather is put together by hand. Each process — cutting, sewing and dyeing — all are done by hand."
NOVICA, in association with National Geographic, works together with talented artisan designers around the world to produce stunning, keepsake treasures. Our mantra is to spread global happiness, so rest assured - we’ll do everything we possibly can to ensure you’re a happy customer.
We CONNECT artisans to a global marketplace of socially conscious customers:
Artisans from around the world (many living in rural communities) don't have the means to sell their work on the international market. NOVICA gives them a free platform to do this, and reach customers on a global scale. Our teams of local art experts based in every region, provide artisans with all the backup they need. Chaloemphon (pictured above), the artisan behind this and many other special pieces, works with the NOVICA regional office in Thailand.
We EMPOWER artisans to build a sustainable business from their craft:
We operate a completely transparent system where artisans have all the control. They are free to raise or lower their own prices, can withdraw their products at any time, and can even put their items on sale.
We PRESERVE ancient artistic traditions for future generations to enjoy:
Local sourcing teams in every region are tasked with finding the most unique and precious art traditions around. We look for originality, quality of workmanship, and pieces we know our customers will love. In the past, artists have been forced to give up their art in favor of a more lucrative career. NOVICA allows them to carry on with their craft, as there is now a platform from which they can operate a sustainable creative business.
- Package Dimensions: 4.9 x 3.5 x 0.8 inches
- Date First Available: October 17, 2015
- ASIN: B016R9YEOA
- #5170 in Men's Bracelets