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F.R.E.E. Woman Zambian Viridian Copper Fringe Necklace

Swahili Modern

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  • This stylish fringe necklace, featuring copper with a viridian patina and without, is handcrafted by Zambian artisans with F.R.E.E. It's hung from a handcrafted copper chain with a hook clasp. Using copper recycled from used water heaters and wire, young self-taught Zambian women of F.R.E.E (Foundation for the Realization of Economic Empowerment) are defying gender norms becoming metalsmiths for jewelry-making.

    Measures 3"W x 16"L (total length)). Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly. Matching earrings are available.

  • F.R.E.E (Foundation for the Realization of Economic Empowerment) started as a group of young, inexperienced women, with no previous jewelry making experience and defying gender norms, who taught themselves metalsmithing using copper. Using copper recycled from used water heaters and wire, they transform it into beautiful pieces of jewelry. Their skills have continually expanded, and some women have trained in silversmithing.

     


Vendor: Swahili Modern



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