ETHNIC TREE: Ethnic brooch made with a combination of Rabari embroidered fabric and regular cotton fabric. The Rabari piece comes from a vintage blouse. The Rabaris of India are known for their beautifully embroidered textiles. They often decorate their pieces with mirrors, convinced that shiny mirrors protect one from evil spirits. The tassel, on the other hand, is rural Egyptian. The brooch is entirely handmade and is a unique piece. www.ethnictree.com
Kinship Stories: Tribal art necklace whose base is made of vintage Turkoman embroidery. It comes from an old Afghani male hat. The dangling earring is vintage Yemeni. It is made of mixed silver This piece is entirely handmade and is one of a kind.
Kinship Stories: Tribal art necklace whose base is made of a vintage piece of applique, coming from a woman's belt from the Hmong tribe in the Hoa Binh province (Vietnam). The central triangular piece is an Afghani amulet, where people traditionally hid scriptures for protection. The sterling silver earring (925k) is Hmong and also comes from Vietnam. This necklace is entirely handmade and a one-of-a-kind piece.
KALLIA CHATZIGIANNI -GR-Kallia Xa "I am fascinated by the process of transforming common fabrics into unique pieces, undermining their coherence and "destroying" them by heat in a different approach of hand-made.