Whole World Bracelet - Dust
Made in: Haiti
Artisan Group: Papillon Enterprise
Handmade Haitian clay beads are fired with banana leaves to bring out natural tones and textures. This organic look is perfectly paired with a charm featuring a map of the world!
Artisans at Papillon hand roll the clay beads used to create these one-of-a-kind bracelets.
Size: Made with a sturdy elastic band - one size fits most
Why is this clay unique? In desperate times, extremely poor families in Haiti will sometimes mix clay from the ground with water, oil and salt to create a clay "cookie." These clay cookies are eaten by adults and children in order to fill their stomachs when food is not available.
By transforming the same clay into these beautiful bracelets, artisans from Port-Au-Prince, Haiti are able to sculpt their way out of poverty and support their families!
This item is handmade by Papillon Enterprise, a Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) artisan partner in Haiti.