Christine, pictured at right, is a member of the Kachin tribe, originally from Burma. Her family escaped persecution to received political asylum and establish a new life in Austin. Christine was taught how to tat by her friend Huang, the lead Hill Triber designer. The income that she earns from her hand-crafted jewelry helps her family create a new life here in Austin.
The flower is formed by poppy nylon thread crocheted around a brass washer. The 17" antique bronze chain is finished with lobster clasp. This necklace is also available in jade, teal, grey and navy. You can find the listings in our jewelry section here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/hilltribers?section_id=12023632
Since all of Hill Country Hill Tribers products are produced by hand, each piece is unique and may contain imperfections that add to its character. To learn more about the education and economic development work of Hill Country Hill Tribers, visit www.hilltribers.org.