Earrings with handmade colourful mosaic tiles - Soraya
- Brand: Papital
- Sustainability: fair trade, handicraft, vegan
- Colour: blue, gold
- Material: other (see description)
- Dimensions: 6 cm
- Delivery: directly from stock
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Handmade earrings with Persian mosaic tile
These special earrings are a jewel for every ear. Created based on a miniature mosaic tile with beautiful colours that evokes oriental atmospheres. And easy to combine with different outfits, both casual and dressy.
Absolutely the finishing touch when you go to a party, dinner or other gathering. Even more because you have a good story to tell: designed by Iranian artists, inspired by centuries-old craftsmanship and made by underprivileged women in Iran.
● Material: miniature tile of clay, turquoise and brass
● Size of tiles: 2,5 x 1.5 cm
● Total length: 5,5 cm (see photos)
● Also order the matching necklace Soraya
● Designed and handmade in Tehran, Iran
Please note that the tiles are sensitive to moisture. Therefore, do not wear these earrings while exercising or showering.
Photos mosaics and production Katharina Utzolino
Handmade jewellery with colourful mosaic tiles
Papital Gallery is an artists' collective from the Iranian capital Tehran that combines traditional craftsmanship with modern jewellery design. The inspiration comes from the colourful, geometric mosaic decorations of centuries-old Iranian mosques and buildings.
New opportunities for disadvantaged women
For the production of the jewellery Papital works together with Ghalb-e Sefid (White Heart). This is a local non-profit organisation that supports single mothers and women from low-income families. Papital gives these women free workshops and training in jewellery making. The making of the jewellery is entirely handcrafted, which can be done with simple means, including at home.
Handicraft work at home
The tiles in the jewellery are made of clay that is not baked, but dried in the sun. The mosaics are cut from transfer sheets and glued to the tiles. Finally, they are sealed with clear varnish, which makes the jewellery less sensitive to moisture.