Soto Bluko Ring

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Slip the Soto Bluko Ring ring on and feel the spirit of protection and the strength of tradition wrapped around your finger. Embrace the wild, embrace the brave!

Inspired by the swirly, twirly vegetable fern (pako) that flourishes abundantly around Lake Sebu and is a common staple in the local cuisine, this Bluko Ring is a splash of nature’s sass on your finger. It's more than just a ring—it's a vibrant connection to nature and a symbol of ancestral courage.

Handcrafted by Tboli artisans using the ancient Temwel brass casting technique, the Soto Bluko Ring is made from upcycled brass, giving new life to old materials with every curve and twist. 

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 pieces 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
  • Made with brass upcycled from various objects
  • Ring Size range from 5 inches to 6 inches
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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!
Soto Bluko Ring - Sesotunawa
Soto Bluko Ring - Sesotunawa
Soto Bluko Ring - 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”.

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