En Route Handcrafted - Made in the Philippines

Alon Wooden Earrings

Regular price $29.00 CAD
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Why go with the flow when you were made to make waves? Or “alon” (the Tagalog word for waves), rather. At the beach, by the pool, or out on the town, our Alon Wooden Earrings are the pair to wear when you want to leave an impression. Each pair is handcarved by the Indigenous T’boli peoples of Lake Sebu, South Cotabato in the Philippines.

The T’boli are celebrated as visionary “Dreamweavers”, brass casters, and woodworkers. The artisan begins by carving out the silhouette from wood of the Narra tree, sanding the form down until smooth. Then, the wood is dyed using a natural extract from the Amboina Pitch Tree. Once dried, the artisan etches a pattern onto the surface to reveal the natural wood underneath. These are traditional techniques handed down to the T’boli woodworkers for generations and reinvented for En Route Handcrafted.

  • Handmade by Tboli indigenous woodworkers in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato, Mindanao
  • Lightweight for comfort and style all day long
  • Uses natural organic dye from the Amboina pitch tree
  • Handcarved using leftover wood pieces from the Narra tree
  • Gold-plated backing
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En Route Handcrafted

En Route Handcrafted Accessories
En Route Handcrafted Accessories empowers women in Filipino communities to become artisan-entrepreneurs through sustainable fashion. Every piece is responsibly crafted from eco-ethical materials such as upcycled fabrics and indigenous weaves, sourced from small businesses and artisan communities from the Philippine provinces. Based in Davao region, En Route Handcrafted proudly works with women artisans in Mindanao and across the islands.