These bracelets were handmade with LOVE in Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico by four local artisans. The origin of ‘talavera’ art comes from central Spain, specifically from the city of Talavera de la Reina. The technique was brought over to Mexico and began to permeate artisanal culture when Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Spanish priest, leader in the Mexican war of independence, and the founding Father of Mexico, taught the making of talavera to locals. From start-to-finish, it takes about four days to create a Talavera Bracelet due to the clay molding, drying, baking, cooling, and painting process.
Within each Talavera Bracelet Set are three bracelets (red, blue, black).
In Mexico, a vibrant national movement of the arts has ignited to tell a much bigger story than a handmade bracelet. It's a story of agricultural, familial, political, and religious strength unique to Mexican culture.
When you purchase from this collection of colorful bracelets, you’re improving the lives of our artisans and their families through fair and equitable wages, training and educational opportunties, access to food, and community health programs. This handmade collection celebrates the saltwater pearl in all its serene beauty while combining traditional craftsmanship from local artisans to form a heartfelt homage to the sparkling waters of the Sulu Sea.
- Jobs have been provided for 20 artisans
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