Water is Life.
These earrings were created with yaku, niibii, water in mind. They are meant to bring calmness to its wearer, allowing you to move with ease and strength, like water. Paired with harmonious properties of Lapiz Lazuli, these light weight earrings are one of a kind.
The use of porcupine quill dates far as back to 6th century AD and is found in many parts of the world. In South America, Kichwa peoples call the porcupine “punzuyani” and have used the quill in jewellery making using alpaca wire. In Turtle Island (North America) porcupine has been traditionally used for basket weaving and other kinds of accessories. Currently Marcos Arcentales, through Bone & Quill, uses them to make unique silver wire jewellery challenging new forms of quill techniques.
Dyed Porcupine Quill, 16mm Beads, Size 15 and 11 beads, Lapiz Lazuli, Silver Plaited Wire, Surgical Steel Hooks
Length: 3.5 cm
Width: 2 cm at it's widest