About the Artisans
All of Altiplano's products are handcrafted in the highlands (Altiplano) of Guatemala. Based on the beautiful shores of Lake Atitlan, beneath the towering volcanoes, Altiplano has been providing fair wage and employment for over 20 years.
The Altiplano collection passes through many hands before reaching you. Working with many of the same artisans since its inception, the quality and design of Altiplano products reflect years of experience. Altiplano provides employment opportunities to cooperative groups, small family businesses and to women in their own fair trade workshop. In an effort to support traditional life, Altiplano offers women the opportunity to work at home, making them available for their children, and other domestic duties, while earning financial independence.
Whether drawing from traditional techniques, or exploring new ones, owner/designer Shari Zarin is inspired by the skill and motivation of the many artisans that she works with. The Altiplano workplace represents mutual appreciation, dedication, and respect, and the many beautiful products that result reflect these values.
About the Item
The large gold hoop with beads features intricate beadwork and bold modern design.
These stunning hoop earrings add bohemian flair to any ensemble. Rich, luminous glass seed beads are arranged in dynamic rows on a slender wire hoop. Choose from seven vivid colors: black, champagne, desert turquoise, green, marine, moroccan multi, and turquoise. Earring measures 1.5" in diameter.
The large gold hoop is handmade in a fair trade workshop in Guatemala.