Large Round Sunburst Silver Earrings with Carnelian from Krygyzstan-“Zhanyl”
HoonArts Fair Trade, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is your doorway to the rich and colorful artisan world of Central Asia, the heart of the ancient Silk Road. This item is an example of the unique handmade products that HoonArts has carried in the past. Visit the HoonArts website [https://www.hoonarts.com] to check out what’s currently in stock, and explore more about this little known region.
Handcrafted by Kyrgyz master artist Zhanyl Sharshembieva of the famed Seven Sisters artisan group of Kyrgyzstan
Dramatic sterling silver disc with carnelian cabachon
1.25″ in diameter (cabachon diameter: 5/16″)
Zhanyl Sharshembieva, of the famed Kyrgyz artisan group Seven Sisters, is a Master Jeweler who works primarily with silver and semi-precious stones. She learned her jewelry skills from her father, one of the most famous saddle and silversmith artists of the Soviet Union. In her designs, she seeks to build on the traditional Kyrgyz ornaments and patterns, many of which are also found in Seven Sisters’ felted silk clothing and accessories designs.
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Artisan Group: Seven Sisters
Learn about the artisans we work with: https://www.hoonarts.com/pages/about-artisans
Rikki Quintana founded HoonArts Fair Trade in a leap of faith in 2014, working with master artisans in Tajikistan who had no reliable western outlet for their beautiful handcrafted products. Since then, she’s expanded the business to include products from artisans in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Her long-term fair trade partnerships with internationally renowned artists make it possible to offer unique and authentic handcrafted fashion and home decor items that are not available anywhere else in North America. HoonArts also offers travel tours, live and recorded online experiences and master classes, and other behind-the scenes education, making HoonArts your go-to “Doorway to the ‘Stans.”
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