Handmade by women artisans in Mexico, this mother of pearl cat pin is inlaid in alpaca silver. The cat is two inches tall with a locking bar pin closure.
Story Behind the Art:
- Cat design
- Mother of Pearl (abalone),
- Metal: Alpaca silver
- Pin type: Jewelry pin
- Dimensions: 26 mm wide x 50 mm long
The artisans of Tecalpulco, Mexico have long been known for their silver and abalone jewelry. Art Camp, short for Artesanas Campesinas or rural women artisans, is a women-owned cooperative that continues this tradition. The group continues to introduces new methods, materials, and machinery to compete in the highly competitive jewelry market, surviving a collapse in the 1990s in the marketability of their pieces with the influx of jewelry from other countries to the US market. The women have become business women, understanding the importance of customer service, quality, and design.
What is Worldstock?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
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ImportedAll weights and measurements are approximate and may vary slightly from the listed information. Treatment code N. See Gemstone Treatments for further information.