Bag
Your cart is currently empty
Back to Inspired Gifts

Hand-Carved Wood Elephant Pendant Necklace from Peru, 'Mystical Force'

Product ID: U62474

Curate

Hand-Carved Wood Elephant Pendant Necklace from Peru, 'Mystical Force'

This item is available for pre-order and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Learn More

Available in 2 to 8 weeks. Learn More

Details

By Peruvian artisan duo Antuane and Santos, this pendant necklace carries an air of power wherever it goes. A steadfast elephant is hand-carved from natural guacayan wood, centering simple cotton cord that closes with a clasp of aluminum.

Made in Peru

  • Guacayan wood, cotton cord, aluminum clasp
  • Avoid contact with water
  • S-hook or hook clasp
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Jewelry Packaging? Yes
  • Premium Jewelry Gift Box? Yes
  • 7 grams
  • 0.26 oz
  • 50 cm L
  • 19.75" L
  • 2 mm W
  • 2 mm W
  • Pendant(s): 2.8 cm L x 4 cm W x 0.7 cm D
  • Pendant(s): 1.1" L x 1.6" W x 0.3" D
View in metric units View in US/English units

Product Reviews By Customers

(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)

Quantity

Triple 'Win' Pricing

Antuane and Santos

Meet the Artist

Artfully crafted by Antuane and Santos from Andes.

 

Meet the Artist

Antuane and Santos

Antuane and Santos

"Life brought us together for the vocation we share. We were searching for something that would satisfy the soul, something that excited us and made our imagination soar."

"We're from the city of Lima. We're both extroverted and love to talk with folks. We strive to promote the things we... feel deeply about, like art and a love for nature. We try to reflect this in our everyday life and work," Santos says.

"As with all artists, we've had some moments that were complicated. When the economy is bad, we have to scramble to find ways to continue advancing and growing. Since we began in 2002, we've been experimenting with jewelry designs, exploring new methods and sharing ideas in events and places where we've shown our work.

"We evaluated whether eco-friendly handicrafts could perdure because we weren't sure we could make this project work. It seems like the more expensive industrialized products were ahead of the artisan's designs. We've always believed we shouldn't let this happen so with all our strength and effort, we believed we could get past this.

"We believed in ourselves and what we do. When we first began, we sold our designs from a tablecloth spread on the sidewalk. Our materials were those that Mother Nature gave us. It wasn't easy and often we couldn't afford a good breakfast or dinner but we made do with what we had at the time.

"Little by little, things began to change. I believe it was because we never stopped trying and we always had a positive attitude. Even when the circumstances seemed devastating, we were always able to smile despite it all.

"One day, we closed with a big sale. It was excellent. We sold everything we had and, with the money, we had a good breakfast the next morning. It was our first success at selling our jewelry from a cloth on the sidewalk. We felt so proud of having gotten through the tough times. It was a moment of pure happiness — we'd started from zero. We didn't have anything but, with hard work, we were able to find our way in the world of eco-friendly jewelry.

"Our art is a family heritage. Antuané's grandfather in Ayacucho crafted crosses in wood. He was an incredible artist who created ornamental work for churches and tombs throughout the province and his was an innate talent. Ayacucho is known for its art and some of Peru's finest artisans come from this small part of the Andes.

"Life brought us together for the vocation we share. Although we both studied different professional careers, they weren't what we really wanted to do. We were searching for something that would satisfy the soul, something that excited us and made our imagination soar.

"We began attending fairs and craft shows and the jewelry attracted us. But we didn't want to do the same things as other artisans. We decided to focus on eco-friendly designs. We both love nature and our philosophy is to craft accessories that help take care of the planet.

"We convey this message in many ways, from using a dried seed in a pendant or collecting wood scraps to recycle in our jewelry to including handwoven fabrics as an artisan expression.

"We learned a lot on our own as we exchanged our knowledge with other artisans and took short courses from master jewelry artists.

"I love how we can constantly discover new designs as we transform rustic materials that are often overlooked into a piece of jewelry that can be worn. Our greatest challenge is giving a second chance to discarded things and bringing them to life through our designs.

"Our inspiration comes from nature and the ecology. And also from the rich history of such a culturally rich country with its beautiful and exuberant landscapes. What could be better than to capture and convey the best of these blessings and share them with the world!

"Our dream is to develop more eco-friendly markets in the region — in the capital but also in the provinces. We want to share our art and hope to become known for the value we place on nature."

More from this artist

View All

PREVIOUSLY VIEWED

This item qualifies for FREE SHIPPING!

This item ships with a free artist storycard, so you can remember who you impacted today. Customized gift messages are also available with every order.

We want you to be 100% satified with your order, so if you are not completely happy with your item, you can return it within 60 days of receiving it.

Return instructions

We pack, ship, certify and 100% guarantee the quality of this item. Watch this video to see how.

This item is available for backorder and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Artists love to get backorders. Placing a backorder ensures that the artisan will do their best to create and deliver your item to our local office for shipment.

Although we cannot guarantee availability, we do expect to be able to fill the order within the timeframe indicated. But sometimes life happens - special materials may not be immediately available to the artist, or there might be some other circumstance beyond our control that could delay the shipment.

If for any reason we are unable to ship the item within the timeframe indicated, we will notify you.

In the unlikely even that we are unable to ship the item within the timeframe indicated, we will contact you and provide an updated delivery window.

This item has a special shipping flat fee which means that due to bulk, duties, or other special requirements, the item will be shipped to you via one of our special one-rate services. Shipping is only available to the United States (lower 48 States only).

WOMEN S M L XL XXL
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
BUST 35 - 36 37 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48
WAIST 27 - 28 29 - 30 31 - 33 34 - 36 38 - 40
HIPS 37 - 38 39 - 40 42 - 43 45 - 46 49 - 50
MEN S M L XL XXL
CHEST 36 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48 50 - 52
WAIST 30 - 32 32 - 34 35 - 37 38 - 41 43 - 45
NECK 14 - 14.5 15 - 15.5 16 - 16.5 17 - 17.5 18 - 18.5
SLEEVE 32.5 33.5 34.5 35.5 36.5
FINDING YOUR SIZE

Take your measurements with the tape measure over your under garments. If your measurements fall between sizes you may prefer the next larger size. Inseam, skirt and dress lengths vary by style and will be listed in the item description. Our sweaters are knit in standard American sizes, however actual measurements vary by style.

BUST / CHEST

Measure around the fullest part of chest under the arms and over the shoulder blades keeping the tape measure level.

WAIST

Measure around the smallest part of the waist keeping the tape measure comfortably loose. Most garments use the low waist measurement noted below.

LOW WAIST

Measure around the body approximately 1.5" below the natural waist (above). This is the area where most pants and skirts actually fit.

HIPS

Standing with your heels together, measure around the fullest part of the body approx 7"-8" below the waist.

NECK

Measure around the base of the neck keeping the tape measure comfortably loose.

SLEEVE

Bend elbow slightly and starting at the center back of the neck, measure across the shoulder, to the elbow and down to the wrist.

INSEAM

Our standard inseam length for women is 32" and 34" for men; however inseam measurements will vary slightly by style.

 

Belts with buckles are measured in inches that correspond to a waist size however, most people do not wear belts on the waist, they wear them closer to the hips. A buckle belt measurement is take from the end of the "pin" of the buckle to the middle hole on the belt. Generally there are 5 holes for size adjustment, with a 1" space between each, so the middle hole will the be average size of the belt.

For at tie belt (no buckle) measure the belt portion end to end and half of the tie portion. This again is the medium size of the belt.

For a soft fabric tie belt it can be called "1 size fits most" and the entire length of the belt should be measured and listed.

See buckle/tie belt size standards below.

WOMEN S M L XL  
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
inches 26 - 30 28 - 32 31 - 35 34 - 38 38 - 42
cm 76 - 86 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5

+/- tolerance: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm

MEN S M L XL XXL
inches 30 - 34 32 - 36 35 - 39 39 - 43 43 - 47
cm 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5 109 - 119

+/- tolerance: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm

Sash tie length

Lay sash/tie out flat away from the garment and measure from end to end.

Belt with buckle

Measure from the end of the pin of the buckle (where it touches the buckle) to the middle hole.

Belt without buckle

Measure from the belt portion end to end and half of the tie portion. This is will give you the medium size of the belt.

Download our printable ring sizing chart to find the perfect fit!

DOWNLOAD

We refer to these items as "discounted wholesale". Such items carry a deeper wholesale discount than other items, and have greater potential to provide your business with healthier resale margins.

Premium jewelry box

Good news! A premium jewelry box is available for this item. You can select the premium jewelry box option during checkout.

Delivering beautiful handmade jewelry in these exquisite boxes will make your gifts truly unforgettable, or provide you with a keepsake box in which to store your favorite treasures!

Most premium gift wrap is only $3.95 - $5.95 per item.

SELECT THE PREMIUM JEWELY BOX OPTION DURING CHECKOUT

Select the premium jewelry box option during checkout

Go premium for jewelry gifts!

Go premium for jewelry gifts!

Triple 'Win' Pricing

UNICEF Market offers triple win pricing, where YOU the consumer, Children from around the world, and Artisans all benefit.

WIN # 1 You Save!

Handmade goods from developing nations usually pass through a series of intermediaries before being purchased by retail consumers. Each of these intermediaries adds cost to the product, and that cost is passed on to the customer. UNICEF USA partnered with NOVICA, who works directly with artists through their regional offices in Asia, Africa and Latin America, allowing purchases from UNICEF Market to go directly from the artisans to fulfilling customer orders. By skipping steps in the traditional supply chain, you can buy high quality items for less than the regular retail prices.

WIN # 2 Children Benefit!

Each item purchased from UNICEF Market will benefit UNICEF's programs that provide lifesaving nutrition, medicine, education, clean water, emergency relief and more to children in need.

You can learn more about UNICEF's work, on About UNICEF.

WIN # 3 Artisans Profit!

UNICEF Market artisans set their own prices and control their own businesses. UNICEF Market offers artisans a free platform to sell their work throughout the United States.

Back to Top