Unique necklace made of purple and clear semiprecious stones handwoven on dark brown string by artisans at Mogok Inklings in the famous mining town of Mogok, Myanmar. Mogok Inklings employs young Burmese artisans striving to finish school, giving them opportunity and hope. Measures 23 inches long. Features knot-and-loop closure.
About this Artisan
A native of Myanmar’s infamous mining town began Mogok Inklings. Like most children, she played in the dirt, but unlike most, among the rocks and pebbles in her yard, the earth yielded fragments of rubies and semiprecious stones. Ironically, Mogok's underground riches, do not afford hopeful livelihoods or opportunities for its inhabitants. Consequently, the town's young population has been drawn away by the empty, better-life promises beckoning from the Thai and Chinese borders. Fueled by faith that has grown since her childhood, the now grown-up little girl acted on the idea of creating homegrown jobs using the smaller gemstones cast aside in the greed of the mining industry. Mogok Inklings now employs young people striving to finish school, and seeks to share hope with the artisans.