Sesotunawa - Made in the Philippines

Lwok Wave Brass Bangle

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Designed by T’boli brass-casters, our Lwok Wave Bangle was inspired by their home surrounded by the serene and life-giving waters of Lake Sebu, South Cotabato. In T’boli, Lwok Sbu literally means “wave lake”.

The Lwok brass bangle was designed and handmade by Indigenous T’boli artisans of Lake Sebu, South Cotabato in the Philippines. The T’boli are celebrated as visionary brass-casters, woodworkers, and “Dreamweavers”. The art of Temwel (brass-casting) is an honoured tradition passed down for generations. 

To craft each piece, the artisans use upcycled brass and other metal scraps from local junk shops. These are then transformed into new designs that honor Tboli tradition, folklore, and nature. Temwel involves a complex process of wax rolling, clay molding, and molten metal casting that usually takes days to complete.

Each of our bangles are handmade in small batches to showcase the highest quality T’boli craftsmanship available. Naturally, this means your jewelry will have small imperfections and a unique character to it.

  • Proudly designed and handcrafted by the T’boli brass-casters of Lake Sebu, South Cotabato
  • Made with brass upcycled from various objects
  • Diameter is 2.67 inches, adjustable (We suggest measuring the diameter of one of your existing bracelets to compare)
  • With love and wear, our brass accessories will naturally darken over time. Re-polish with vinegar, ketchup, or a paste of lemon juice and baking soda. Rinse with warm water, then wipe dry until shiny and new again!
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Sesotunawa

Sesotunawa
Sesotunawa is a Tboli Indigenous-owned social enterprise that celebrates the stories of Lake Sebu through Temwel (Tboli brass casting) and Temool Lemimet (Tboli beading). Sesotunawa’s co-founder and master brass caster is Kuya Joel, who learned the art of Temwel by helping his grandmother roll wax and cast brass in her workshop. Sesotunawa is named after the Tboli virtue that translates into “the spirit of working together”.