Inca Sun Burst Earrings, Peru

These exquisite stud earrings feature hand cut polished brass suns.  The Incas worshipped the sun God, whose warmth embraced the earth.

Suns measure approximately 1.5" wide x 1" high.

Makes a stunning set with our Inca Sun Burst Necklace.

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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