Etkie: Medium Kai Cuff

$245.00

By Special Order Only

Medium Kai Cuff

Medium Kai Cuff hand-beaded in collaboration with Navajo artisans with materials locally sourced in New Mexico, these one-of-a-kind pieces honor the cultural preservation of our talented artisans.

*Hand-crafted by traditional loom, slight variations may occur
*Colors/precious metals (unique per cuff)
*Adjustable copper inlay allows one size to fit most wrists
*Length of cuff measures 6”
*Width of cuff measures (1/2″ of an inch)
*Genuine leather lining
*Fine glass beads
*Furable nylon string

For the conscious woman who cares about how her jewelry is made, ETKIE bracelets are sure to delight.

Etkie: Native American Women’s Artist Cooperative

Etkie-womens-cooperativeThe word Etkie translates to mean “impact” in Turkish. Sydney, the founder of Etkie started working with a women’s cooperative in Istanbul assisting artisans in creating a profitable platform for their handmade jewelry. The intent was to elevate their profit from meager sales to a reliable living wage.

Returning to New Mexico, she launched Etkie with the same passion to create an ethical for- profit company that provides Native American beaders a platform to create contemporary designs using the artistic traditions passed down from generations. The team of artists earn living wages, impacting the choices they can make for themselves and their families. The artists live on the Navajo Nation where the roads to work are long and the jobs are nonexistent. Many of them elect to work from home on the land and in the community where their roots are deeply planted.

Handcrafted with their heart and soul, no two pieces are exactly alike.

We hope you enjoy wearing your Etkie piece.