Wren Large Cuff
Glass Seed Beads, Copper-core, and Genuine Leather Wren Large Cuff by a local Native American Cooperative ‘Etkie’. This cuff is hand-beaded on a traditional Navajo loom with seed beads. After the pattern is arranged on the loom, the beads are sewn onto our super soft genuine leather lining with a copper core. This cuff measures 1 inch and is adjustable.
Etkie: Native American Women’s Artist Cooperative
Etkie a women’s-cooperative. The 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.
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. Handcrafted with their heart and soul, no two pieces are exactly alike.