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Large Circular Horn Ring | Black

$85.00
HANDMADE IN KENYA

Hand-forged by Sylvester, this classic ring is crafted from silver-plated upcycled brass with a sleek insert of repurposed horn in black.

Color: Black/Silver

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Story

Cow horn is a byproduct of the food industry, and it usually ends up in the trash––but our artisan partners in Kenya are turning this raw material into beautiful jewelry.

Situated in the heart of Nairobi is the neighbourhood of Kibera, and despite crushing poverty, the area has a thriving community of artists, dancers, craftsmen, and thousands of other talented residents. It is here in Kibera where you'll find Jack and his group of artisans. Under Jack's creative direction, they create beautiful pieces from scraps found outside the tiny shack where they work. Jack is the visionary of this talented collective and they're looking to improve their quality of life through access to opportunities.     

Details
  • MEASUREMENTS: 0.69'" / 1.746 cm 
  • MATERIALS: 100% Upcycled Brass, Silver Plating and Cow Horn
  • COLOUR: Black
  • ORIGIN: Kenya
Product Notes

Each item is unique. Because these bracelets are made from natural materials, there will be slight variations in colour and patterning from piece to piece.

MEET THE ARTISAN

The Blacksmith from Nairobi

Sylvester

Sylvester grew up hearing stories about the work his father had done as a blacksmith to support their family. He remembers being fascinated by the idea of working with metal, and at a young age decided to learn the trade as a way to carry his father's legacy forward.

Now, many years later as a father of five children himself, Sylveste's work is truly anchored in tradition. Blacksmithing is more than just his livelihood, it's his defining passion.

Working from a small shop in the heart of Nairobi, he speaks of his goal to one day open a center where he can teach underprivileged young people the art of blacksmithing "If I can teach other kids they will be empowered to use jewelry to create a life for themselves".

A true artisan, Sylvester inspires us not only with his beautiful handmade work, but with his dream of being able to use his craft to change the lives of those around him.

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