Hand Beaded Turquoise Keepsake Box

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WN4804042
Special Price $59.99 Regular Price $168.00
This stunning turquoise keepsake box designed by Yvonne, a former flight attendant inspired by Tibetan refugees and their magnificent beadwork. In her fair trade business, Yvonne collaborates with Tibetan Artisans to masterfully handcraft this exotic keepsake box; recapturing their time-honored techniques on each piece. Our artisans use exotic materials to create this uniquely detailed piece. Each box features contrasting layered rows of reconstituted turquoise beads with bone and glass beads. Each turquoise keepsake box is made, uno alla volta from the hearts and hands of artisans. No two are exactly alike. Keepsake box measures approximately 4in. dia. 3in. tall.
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Handmade goods have cultural significance in almost every subculture and financial class. While the upper echelon may delight in the exclusivity of an object, crafting culture permeates the trendy shops of modern-day, millennial Brooklyn, and led the grassroots, ultra-feminist Riot Grrrl movement of the early 1990s. From punk musicians to polished socialites, an appreciation for handcrafted, one-of-a-kind wares is a common thread that connects us to our humanity. This work reminds us that our fingers can do so much more than just operate machines. It connects us to our cultures, our ancestors, our neighbors, and even strangers from faraway places, just through placing a single object between our palms.