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Huang, 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 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 exudes a joy that is tangible. Huang 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.

These earrings are not only beautiful, they represent an opportunity to see an artist like Huang be empowered, to see her confidence grow, and to see her pride as she supports her family and her community.

The earrings are made with gray nylon thread knitted by hand around metal washers. They are hung on silver-toned earring posts. The earrings are 2" from top to bottom and 1" from side to side.

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.
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Grey Drop Hoop Tatted Flower Earrings - Silver Hand-Knitted - Huang Nan

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: metal washers, nylon thread, bronze earring hooks
  • Feedback: 74 reviews
  • Only ships to United States from Texas, United States.
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