Mayan Tassel, Acai and Glass Bead Necklace in Orange
These playful necklace features acai seeds, delicate glass beads and eye-catching miniature tassels. It can be worn long or wrapped twice for a statement look.
These necklaces are made by women in the community of San Miguel Escobar, a coffee farming town outside of Antigua, Guatema. Most women only have the opportunity to earn an income during the coffee bean harvest when they can pick beans, with the rest of the year presenting few opportunities to work locally. The Juan Platero jewellery workshop gives women in this community the opportunity to have stable, permanent income year-round, while learning a new craft-based skill set. The jewellery is made in their homes allowing them to attend to familial and cultural obligations, and work on their own schedule.