These cuffs beautifully blend traditional Kenyan jewelry making and materials with a modern, minimal design. The only downside we see is picking our favorite. Guess we'll have to have one of each!
The white inlays of these baubles are sustainably harvested bone, while the darker inlays come from horn. Transforming bone and horn into objects of use is a time-honored African tradition. The raw material comes from Ankole cows, native to Uganda and raised for food. The horn, which can weigh 1600 pounds and span 8', is boiled until malleable and shaped into handsome wares like this one.
Handmade in Kenya by Angela Stephens of That Missing Piece, a jewelry project in partnership with Anganza Community Project in Kibera Slum in Nairobi that trains jewelry-making skills and provides income generation for disadvantaged women.
Solid nickel-free brass
Sustainably harvested Ankole Cow bone and horn
Handmade in Kenya
The Modern Joy Collection brings together a variety of goods, largely sourced from India, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda, but also from several Stateside woman- and POC-owned small businesses. Through telling the stories of these products and the people who make and use them, we offer virtual tours of far-off lands, bringing closer the places that feel all the more distant now, in the age of Coronavirus.
Not only that, your purchase has a multiplier effect: It bolsters local small businesses, allows us to continue supporting our international artisans and destination partners, and supplies funds to female entrepreneurs world-wide, allowing women to support their families and communities. With every purchase you make, Modern Joy gives back 25% to endow Giving Joy Micro-Grants, when funding is needed more than ever.