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The breathtaking "Sunbreak Necklace" is the original piece of jewelry in our new Threads of Hope line. A show-stopping, hand-tatted work of art, it makes a powerful statement while empowering Huang Nan, the woman who made it.

Huang Nan, 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. When we met Huang Nan this time last year, she was pregnant with her third baby. She and her husband were chasing two toddlers in a tiny apartment, struggling to make it and desperate to earn a living.

We thought she was a quiet woman; she let her husband talk most of the time, nodding and smiling but not much else. Something has happened to her this year. With her husband in a good job and the opportunity to help support her family, Huang Nan exudes a joy that is tangible. Huang Nan learned to tat before coming to the United States and her artistry is amazing. She is accomplished and confident when she speaks of her craft.

This necklace is not only beautiful, it represents an opportunity to see an artist like Huang Nan be empowered, to see her confidence grow, to see her pride as she supports her family and her community.

The necklace is made with buttery yellow nylon thread knitted by hand around metal washers. It is finished with a silver-toned chain and a lobster clasp. The chain is adjustable between 16" and 18" and finished with a teardrop finding.

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.
(Huang Nan)

Sunbreak Tatted Asymmetrical Flower Necklace - Buttercup and Silver - Huang Nan 11

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: nylon thread, washers, silver toned chain, lobster clasp, extender chain, teardrop finding
  • Only ships to United States from Texas, United States.
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