Handmade Sterling Silver Thai Hill Tribe Cuff Bracelet, "Serene Wave"
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A talented Karen hill tribe silversmith handcrafts this delightful cuff bracelet with oxidized accents. Presented by Achara of Thailand, the sterling silver cuff is decorated with a spiral of ropelike strands that travels the length of the cuff. Dainty rondelle beads of silver complete the attractive design at either end.
Achara is not only a talented jewelry artisan but is also a kind, dedicated entrepreneur. Her workshop has several full-time workers, and she provides work for a number of part-time silversmiths. Her part time collaborators are hill tribe artisans who struggle to survive. To ensure that these artisans have enough income to live on; Achara continually orders their silverwork and pays for it in advance. She does this even though she may have no orders for their work at the time. She is able to do this because of her Novica customers who provide a stable, steady income for her workshop.
Achara's workshop uses traditional silversmithing techniques to produce centuries-old designs as well as contemporary pieces inspired by Thai culture. Many artisans have been trained in her workshop. They learn not only traditional jewelry making but also how to apply modern quality control standards.
Achara's children are of university age. She currently pays for her daughter's higher education and, next year, she will also pay for her son's.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.