These are exotic earrings that you will wear over and over. Each is unique because of its handmade nature and natural grain of the reclaimed cow bone used. Feel the spirit of Africa and the artisan that made it each time you wear them. Made by women for women.
- 2" L x 1" W - Brass posts
- Recycled brass and reclaimed cow horn, magenta color
- Hand-made a women’s collective in Rongai, Kenya
- Design by Kipato Unbranded.
More about Kipato Unbranded and the artisan, Elijah:
Marta, an entrepreneur and founder of the Kenyan social enterprise Kipato Unbranded, was one of the first people I met in Nairobi. The purpose of her business is to collaborate with local artists, promoting their talents and skills and giving them access to markets to which they wouldn't otherwise have exposure. Her mission is to empower her artists by paying them fair wages for the jewelry they create.
Kipato Unbranded is about beauty and unique designs. They create jewelry that is inspired by everyday people and for everyday people. Their pieces are made from local Kenyan materials including brass, recycled bone, and beads.
These were made by a women's collective in the town of Rongai. With the income from the jewelry, the women support their family, ensuring that their children and siblings have the chance to go to school.
The additional pictures show the women in the collective that created these jewels and the other is a glimpse into slum life in Nairobi (the specific slum pictured is Kibera, the largest in Nairobi and East Africa).