Basket-weaving, wood-carving, silver & gold-panning & smithing, tatooing, weaving textile on a loom: these are deep traditions among the Filipino Cordillera mountain tribes. The jewelry in this collection pays homage to these inspiring practices. In the case of our Cordillera Bracelet, this kind of bracelet is typically woven from plant materials, such as water bamboo or rattan.
Loving this folk form, we re-imagined it in gold and silver, yet endeavored to keep the pliability of the original plant version. I would say we achieved it! Hand-woven as a tube that winds around a hammered toggle, 24 grams of gold or silver are milled, cut into strips, and then woven by hand as if they were still the original water bamboo.
Custom-made, we created the gold version in 18 Karat Yellow, Red, & Pink Gold, and also in 14 Karat Yellow Gold.