This unique bicycle pin is ideal for anyone who loves biking. The jewelry is made with recycled copper and steel wires, so it helps the environment while looking great. The two-inch piece is sure to attract attention when you wear it....more
Jewelry is made from recycled copper and steel wire
Bicycle jewelry is handcrafted in Kisumu, Kenya
Represents the most common mode of transportation in Western Kenya
Called 'boda boda' by locals, bicycles are used as public transportation (you ride on a padded rack on the back) and are named for the bikes used to transport people across the border between Uganda and Kenya
Measures 2 inches long
Color: Steel and Copper
Story Behind the Art:
The sign for the Teenage Mothers Association of Kenya indicates that it is 'the last house towards the Obunga slums' the most destitute area of Kisumu. TEMAK is an organization that offers job training in tailoring, hairdressing, secretarial skills, craft making, and recently computers to unwed mothers, girls, and others in the Obunga slum community. As a community center, the organization also provides the community with an educational forum for HIV/AIDS awareness and other health issues.
The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.
I bought one of these pins a long time ago and I just had to let everyone know how well-made and unique it is. Great with a casual blouse or shirt; I've worn it on a scarf and pinned it to my fabric purse as well. No one who sees it has been able to resist asking about it.
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