Intricately handspun and hand-dyed sisal woven into a disc (approximately 1.5 cm in diameter), suspended on a silver earring loop.
Handspun sisal earrings (ginger)
Each item produced at Tinstaba has been handcrafted by a team of women living in rural Swaziland. Their training begins with making simple baskets - some eventually achieve master weaver status. Interestingly, the smaller the weaving involved - particularly the silver disc jewelry pieces - the higher the skill level.
We are delighted to be carrying a line of Tintsaba baskets and jewelry, as they limited exposure in the US beyond their annual showcase at the Santa Fe Folk Art Market, underscoring the level of their craft.
(Tintsaba was featured in Wild Fibers Vol 14 Iss, 1.)