- An original NOVICA fair trade product in association with National Geographic.
- Includes an official NOVICA Story Card certifying quality & authenticity.
- NOVICA works with Karina Mercedes Canova to craft this item.
- Includes an original NOVICA jewelry pouch to keep for yourself or give as a gift.
- A keepsake treasure designed to be loved for years to come.
Details: NOVICA, in association with National Geographic, works together with talented artisan designers around the world to produce stunning, keepsake treasures. Our mantra is to spread global happiness, so rest assured - we'll do everything we possibly can to ensure you're a happy customer.
About this item:Created to tie around the wrist, this handsome bracelet showcases Guatemala's splendid weavings. Karina Mercedes Canova designs the piece with black leather and recycled Maya huipil cotton blouses in shades of blue and green. "The colors reflect the flora and fauna of my country," she says. "That's why I named this design 'Under the Maya Sky." The weavings are created entirely by hand. The motifs and colors can vary slightly, according to the artisan's inspiration, making each bracelet unique.The bracelet is 8.5 inches long and .8 inches wide.
About our Artist:I'm a fighter, perseverant and willing to overcome any obstacle that keeps me from achieving my objectives. My family fills my life. I have a son born in 2002, a daughter born in 1994 and my first son, born in 1990. They still occupy a great part of my time and my husband's. I enjoy the moments we're together. The difference in their ages lets me experience different stages of life, each one filled with surprises. I was born in the capital but I lived for nine years with my parents in the picturesque village of Amatitlán. My mother is Guatemalan and my father of Italian ancestry. My father tells how my grandparents were Italian artisans who crafted very elegant felt hats. When they arrived in Guatemala, they set up a workshop here. My mother worked as a nurse but her art is crocheting. I remember that everything her hands created was a total success - she has exquisite taste for combining colors and even today she brings a very special touch to decorating the home. My childhood was lovely - I'd call it a fairy tale. My parents, like all dreamers, had achieved what...