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

Swahili Modern

ZAJ4A

  • Beautiful fringe earrings, featuring copper with a viridian patina and without, are handcrafted by young self-taught Zambian women of F.R.E.E (Foundation for the Realization of Economic Empowerment). Using copper recycled from used water heaters and wire, women of F.R.E.E  are defying gender norms becoming metalsmiths for jewelry-making.

    Measures 0.75"W x 4.75"L. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly. Matching necklace is 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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