Artisan Jewelry Features Peruvian Textiles

by admin on August 30, 2010

Peruvians are very proud of their handicrafts, and in many areas, the textiles are remarkably beautiful. One interesting way artisans are using these textiles is by placing them inside jewelry, just like the butterfly wing in the Butterfly Wing Pendant to the left. I don’t have a photo of the textiles jewelry right now, but this butterfly wing is used in the same way. Most of these Peruvian jewelry pieces are sterling silver, with a thin glass set over the textile. The result is a unique accessory that also becomes a tiny display case. The colors that can be used in this kind of artisan jewelry are basically endless, and different shapes and sizes can be made to cater to any woman’s personal style. Artisan necklaces, earrings, and bracelets featuring textiles from different parts of Peru are now becoming popular in the markets of Lima.