This necklace is made from recycled aluminum by a group of women from the Lencan region of Honduras who practice traditional, low temperature burnished pottery techniques to create these ethnic designs.
- Ceramic bead & recycled aluminum
- 4" L x 1.5" W (10.2 x 3.8 cm)
- Adjustable cord measures 18" L (45.7 cm) total
- Handmade in & fairly traded from Honduras
Located in the heart of Central America, Honduras has a very rich artisan tradition. Most of the indigenous and rural artisans are women, keepers of the pre-Colombian and colonial techniques, shapes and secrets. In the hands of Lenca, Miskito, Tawahka, Garifuna, Pech, Tolupan, Maya, Chort, and Mestizo women, these traditions are experiencing a renaissance, thanks to the support and design work of ACTA DE HONDURAS. Their artisans produce beautiful pottery and recycled aluminum that they fashion into jewelry, ornaments, gifts and home decor. Lencan Pottery is one of the most known and impressive artisanry of Honduras. The Lenca women produce black pottery, 'spotted' pots recalling the spots of the moon, and artistic objects hand decorated using pre-Colombian techniques.