Inca Sun Burst Necklace, Peru

This stunning necklace features a hand cut polished brass pendant on an antiqued color brass chain.  The Incas worshipped the sun God, whose warmth embraced the earth.

Brass chain measures approximately 21" long.

Sun pendant measures approximately 1.5" wide x 1" high.

Makes a stunning set with our Inca Sun Burst Earrings.

ABOUT THE ARTISANS

This piece of jewelry was handmade in a fair trade women's cooperative in Peru.  There is very little fairly paid work for women in Peru and they often have to travel far from home to work long hours as a housekeeper or in textile factories.  This jewelry cooperative has given the women well paying jobs they can do from home.  Not only are they paid fairly but they receive training in business and design so they can work toward becoming independent business owners.  These women now have the resources to pay for medical care and education for their children in addition to general household expenses.



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