Bone Earrings, Brown with 3 Cream Drops
Features & Benefits
Bring sophisticated African style to your wardrobe with these unique Fair Trade earrings, in brown with three long, cream drops creating a really elegant finish.
• The earrings are made from waste cow bone. A sanding machine is used to carefully shape the bone.
• Black Maasai beads adorn the fittings. The hooks are made from nickel-free base metal and therefore hypoallergenic.
• The colours used in the beadwork are selected for their beauty and are also symbolic and have important meanings understood by the tribe. Black represents the people and the struggles they must endure.
• Part of a range of bone earrings in different designs, shapes and sizes. (See below)
These Fair Trade bone earrings have been hand crafted by skilled artisans in Kenya - bringing you a distinctive product inspired by natural materials and displaying the vibrancy of African culture.
Dimensions - the earrings have a total drop of 8 cm x 2.5 cm wide approximately.
Have you discovered our best-selling wooden earring stand, which keeps all your earrings tidy? Customer feedback on this product has been fantastic. (See below)
Meet the Artisans
Excel Concepts specialises in waste cow bone bead making.
It was started in 2005 by 4 young street boys who were trained on project start-up programmes. They have recently moved into a new premises in Kibera slum, on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya.
The aim of the project now is for it to become self sustainable.
They are now designing jewellery, manufacturing the actual beads and assembling the pieces, such as our beautiful Batik bone bracelet.
This project involves bringing change to the cow bone jewellery industry in Kibera slum, Nairobi. This craft industry has been around since the late 70’s and employs over 500 people in Nairobi. These workers are almost always underpaid and work with dangerous machinery and in dirty and unsafe workshops. Most of these workshops are based in the slums, including the workshop this project helped to start.
The work is highly skilled, yet the workers of this industry are often exploited, with middle men taking advantage of the fact many buyers are too scared to visit workshops in the slum.
The idea of this project is to set up and run an example workshop making Kenyan jewellery so that others locally can see the benefits of adhering to Fair Trade principles.