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    Women's Silver Jewelry in the Middle East

    Women's Silver Jewelry in the Middle East
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    أول الشجرة بذرة “A tree begins with a seed”. This Arabic proverb describes how something big always starts with something small. Something as small as a piece of jewelry can...

    Aesthetic Evolution of the People of Peru

    Aesthetic Evolution of the People of Peru
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    The Inca Empire was once the largest empire in the pre-Columbian Americas, and it was also among the most sophisticated; nevertheless, it too fell to the Spanish conquistadors who invaded...

    Rajasthan's Silver and the Legacy of Rajasthani Women

    Rajasthan's Silver and the Legacy of Rajasthani Women
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      “The more one travels and observes life in this abundantly rich and colourful region one cannot help but get captivated by the exuberance of their culture. With limited means...

    Turquoise Unearthed in Navajo Jewelry

    Turquoise Unearthed in Navajo Jewelry
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    “Be still and the earth will speak to you.”  This enduring Navajo proverb describes their relationship with the earth and nature. They highly value letting nature take its course and...

    Ethnography of Morocco: Women's Cooperatives

    Ethnography of Morocco: Women's Cooperatives
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    From wonderfully woven rugs to stunning silver jewelry, Morocco is a hot destination for traditional crafts. Some of these traditional crafts come from empowering businesses known as cooperatives, where the...

    Women Who Travel in the Era of Empowerment

    Women Who Travel in the Era of Empowerment
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    At Terra Adorn, we like to celebrate different cultures, people, and places through the promotion of international jewelry and adornments. In doing so, we also highlight the powerful benefits of...

    Women in Jewelry: Everyday Business Women

    Women in Jewelry: Everyday Business Women
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    Here at Terra Adorn, we like to say “collaboration over competition”. One of Terra Adorn’s global commitments is to empower women to be strong and to pursue their passions. Looking...

    Celebrating People of Color Transgender Artisans

    Celebrating People of Color Transgender Artisans
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    It’s important to honor and support the stories and artistry of our people of color artisans. But what about our people of color transgender artisans? Unfortunately, even as moves are...

    Ethnography of Morocco: Amazigh (Berber) Jewelry

    Ethnography of Morocco: Amazigh (Berber) Jewelry
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    This summer, Terra Adorn will be embarking on a journey to Morocco! Join us on a virtual trip of this stunning country through our new Moroccan blog series. This week,...

    Men’s Jewelry — Changing the Western Taboo

    Men’s Jewelry — Changing the Western Taboo
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    At Terra Adorn, we're all about strengthening bonds with our sisters—brothers too. But what could a community brought together by jewelry and crafting possibly have to do with those bonds?...

    Artisans of Celuk Village, Bali

    Artisans of Celuk Village, Bali
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      On the south end of Bali in Sukawati, Gianyar, generations of male and female silversmiths and jewelry craftsmen live in the small Celuk Village. Over the past few decades,...

    Weaving Artisans - Weaving The Many Threads of Motherhood through the Loom

    Weaving Artisans - Weaving The Many Threads of Motherhood through the Loom
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    Weaving Artisans - Weaving The Many Threads of Motherhood through the Loom   It’s Mother’s Day—a day filled with brunches, flowers, and reflecting on what motherhood means to us.  It’s...

    Artisans of Puebla, Mexico

    Artisans of Puebla, Mexico
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        Keeping Culture Alive on Cinco de Mayo and Beyond Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that is widely celebrated in the US. Just take a look at your...

    Artisans of Sierra Nevada De Santa Marta, Colombia

    Artisans of Sierra Nevada De Santa Marta, Colombia
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    Colombia is an ethnic mosaic of culture, folklore, arts, and crafts. The different roots and traditions of the Native Colombians, Spanish and Africans, (as well as various other external influences),...

    Woven Brass, Colombia

    Woven Brass, Colombia
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    Meet David Caicedoz! While visiting our Embera Chami artisans in October 2017, we were very fortunate to meet a young and aspiring jewelry designer, David Caicedoz. David was vending his...

    Embera Chami Soul Woven In Each Design

    Embera Chami Soul Woven In Each Design
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    Embera means "people" and Chami means "mountains" in the Chocan language of Colombia.  Embera Chami - People of the Mountains.  The Emberá are Chocó or Katío Indians - an indigenous...

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