Simplicity Silver Necklace with Red Pendant
Strikingly simple, this necklace of solid silver has a pendant made of dyed red woven sisal grass mounted in silver, handmade by women in Swaziland.
Sisal is the common name for Agave Sisalana. It can be found in most areas of Swaziland, as it is an invasive exotic weed. Very similar to other agave species in appearance such as the type used to make tequila. Sisal is traditionally used to make rope, twine and baskets.the flesh of the succulent leaves are scrapped away to reveal the strong internal fibers. Once the fibers are bare, the sisal is then laid out to dry in the sun on mats. After a day or two the fibers are dry
Natural Jewellery Collections are made using Craft Grade sisal discs and Nickle Free components.
Did you Know?
One leaf can be as long as 75cm in length and can hold 200 individual fibers.
Who made this product: Tintsaba
Tintsaba products are made in Swaziland, a tiny land-locked country in southern Africa. It's a place of majestic beauty, but where poverty has its grip on the population. Only 36% of people attend high school, and around 40% of Swaziland's population is HIV-positive. Tintsaba is helping to make a difference by improving the lives of rural women in Swaziland. The jewelry they produce uses a local plant called sisal, which is harvested with minimal environmental impact and processed using very little water and no chemicals. The women who make Tintsaba's jewellery are trained to become master weavers, silversmiths or managers, giving them the chance to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.