Watermelon Solidarity Beaded Waterfall Earrings

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Our Watermelon Solidarity Earrings are a symbol of solidarity with the Palestinian peoples and collective liberation - from Palestine to the Philippines. 

These earrings were designed and handcrafted by Indigenous Tboli artisans of Lake Sebu, South Cotabato in the Philippines. The Tboli are celebrated as visionary craftspeople that work with brass, wood, textiles and Temool Lemimet (Tboli beading). 

🍉 What do watermelons have to do with Palestine? 🍉 

The watermelon has long stood as a powerful emblem of resistance, deeply intertwined with the struggle for freedom in Palestine. In the face of intense oppression, the Palestinian flag endured a three-decade ban by Israel in Gaza and the West Bank, from 1967 to 1993. Even the depiction of its colors—red, green, black, and white—was prohibited, yet Palestinian resilience persisted.

Despite the state's attempts to silence their voice, Palestinian resistance remained unyielding. In defiance of this suppression, the locally grown watermelon emerged as a potent symbol that sparks a movement of defiance.

We acknowledge that Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines continue to fight for their rights and resist state violence and oppression from the Philippines government. We hope that when you wear these pieces, you will remember that none of us are free, until all of us are free. 

As our partner Sesotunawa has said, "these creations symbolize our collective fight against displacement, cultural erasure, and the pursuit of self-determination."

  • Proudly designed and handcrafted by the Tboli artisans of Lake Sebu, South Cotabato
  • Supports the livelihood of Indigenous women and mother artisans
  • Made with beads and brass wire
  • Brass hooks
  • Length: 11 cm
  • In addition to 100% of profits from this item being donated to mutual aid funds for Gazans, this jewelry piece also supports sustainable livelihood for Indigenous Tboli artisans in Lake Sebu.
  • Each of our earrings is 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. 
  • No refund or exchanges as this is a fundraising product
  • Check out with Sezzle and split into 4 interest-free payments over 6 weeks

100% of profits from this collection will be donated to mutual aid funds for Palestinians who are evacuating the genocide in Gaza:

  • Seraj Aburaida, a 21 y.o. Student, who has been supporting his family of 9 and also redistributes funds to other families in Gaza.
  • The Alborno family are supporting, not only themselves, but the families of the 40 people who used to work with them at Alborno Gift Center.

Both fundraisers have been verified by people we trust. And if you’d prefer, we encourage you to support their fundraisers directly (their IG profiles are linked above) and spread the word! Every moment and amount is critical.

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  • Comes with a handwritten note and gift ready packaging
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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!
Watermelon Solidarity Beaded Waterfall Earrings - Sesotunawa
Watermelon Solidarity Beaded Waterfall Earrings - Sesotunawa
Watermelon Solidarity Beaded Waterfall Earrings - Sesotunawa

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