Chain Motif Recycled Paper Dangle Earrings from Ghana, "Eco Nkonson"
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Working with recycled materials, Ghanaian artisan Akwele Suma makes a statement for ecological preservation. She chooses strips of poster and magazine paper in tones of red, white, and orange, forming them into chain-like shapes that dangle from brass hooks. She names the earrings Nkonson, meaning "chain" in the Akan language.
The artist uses the paper at hand so paper colors will vary, making each design a unique example of handcrafted art. These beads receive a protective coat of clear nail polish.
- 10 grams
- 0.35 oz
- 5 cm L x 1 cm W
- 2" L x 0.4" W
Akwele is currently supporting the education of her own child and three others, from primary school all the way to the university level.
Akwele Suma has received 5 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $300. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of raw materials such as paper, glue, hooks, and clasps; and also to employ additional workers to assist her in production.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
Akwele has one child that she cares for.
This Product is awarded the Earth Friendly badge because it uses recycled or sustainable materials or techniques.