Miriam Post Earrings
These earrings are sophisticated, lightweight, and can be worn casually or dressed up! All the workmanship is handcrafted by indigenous artisans of the Wounaan tribe. These earrings are made with palm leaf threads sewn using the same ancestral techniques as their traditional coiled baskets. All palm leaf is sustainably harvested from indigenous-owned lands and travel over 400 miles by canoe, portage, boat, and bus to reach the artisans internally displaced in Colombia. 5% of each purchase is given back to the Wounaan community in Colombia for projects in health & cultural preservation since the Wounaan are continuously displaced by the armed conflict in Colombia's Pacific coast.
Seller Story: As the daughter of Colombian immigrants, I spent summer vacations in Colombia absorbing all the wonders and riches of my ancestors. I especially fell in love with the diversity of Colombia's indigenous cultures and all the different art forms they have mastered. Yet in the states, I continually faced Colombia's stereotype of drugs & violence. I founded Tulia's Artisan Gallery to show that art is Colombia's other export. I named my new business after my grandmother, Ana Tulia, who instilled in her children the values of unconditional love, wholehearted generosity, and unyielding service to both family and community. Tulia's Artisan Gallery has a mission to showcase high-quality Colombian craftsmanship by collaborating with master artisans who preserve & strengthen the diverse cultures of Colombia. Our values are to respect people, culture, and the planet. We do this by using fair trade principles throughout our operation as a member of the Fair Trade Federation. We re-invest at least 5% of each purchase in the preservation of indigenous land, culture, and knowledge in Colombia. We ensure that the chunga palm leaves for the fine art baskets and jewelry are harvested sustainably. Tulia's Artisan Gallery ships worldwide out of Chicago, IL.
- Each earring weighs 1/8 oz.
- Drop length is 2.5 inches.
- Posts are 24k-gold plated bronze.