Celestial Chai Carved Pendant
The Bali Chai Collection signature piece, this Black Lipped Mussel and sterling silver pendant is hand made on the island of Bali. Accented with a discreet sterling silver Chai, this singular pendant is made from the distinctive dual toned Black Mussel Shell indigenous to Balinese waters. Working under the direction of designer Barbara Matzner, Balinese master craftsmen have created a lasting treasure that captures the special spirit of Bali. The pendant comes complete with a black silk 18″ cord chain.
Available on backorder
Materials: Sterling silver, shell, silk
Size: Size 1 3/4″ x 1″ x 1/4″; chain 18″
Follows fair trade practices
Meet the Artist: Barbara Matzner
Barbara, a noted Judaica artist and designer for many years, has recently teamed up with artisans throughout Bali and Colombia, South America, to create unique, ethically sourced items.
Using traditional craftsmanship and natural materials indigenous to the region, Balinese master craftsmen have magically transformed shells and sterling silver into a lasting treasure that captures the special "spirit of Bali." In Colombia, South America, highly skilled artisans, members of a small family business, employ an ancient technique called pasto, using wood and plant fiber to create a fresh, unique and colorful plate using designs created together with Barbara. Most recently, following the fair trade principle to help artisans find new products in an effort to support a sustainable industry, Barbara is collaborating with artisans in Colombia to create beautiful and colorful hand made pieces from resin.