Doun Sawa Brass Earrings
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The Doun Sawa (lotus leaf) pays homage to the lotus plant found in the placid waters of Lake Sebu. At dawn, these plants grace the emerald-colored lakes with flowers in pink hues - a scenic moment that speaks of the beauty of the Tboli ancestral domain
Our earrings were designed and handmade by Indigenous Tboli artisans of Lake Sebu, South Cotabato in the Philippines. The Tboli 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 earrings are handmade in small batches to showcase the highest quality Tboli craftsmanship available. Naturally, this means your jewelry will have small imperfections and a unique character to it.
- Proudly designed and handcrafted by the Tboli brass-casters of Lake Sebu, South Cotabato
- Diameter of 4cm
- Made with brass upcycled from various objects
- Composed of brass hooks that are lightweight and easy to wear
- Maker: Henia Blunto
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