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Handmade Woven Cuff Bracelet, 'Valley Vibes'

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Handmade Woven Cuff Bracelet, 'Valley Vibes'

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Preserving an ancestral crafting tradition, artisans of the Zenu Community in Colombia create this pretty cuff bracelet. Starting with a plastic base, they cover the cuff with hand-woven caña flecha fiber in bright yellow, turquoise, red and blue-violet. The neotropical grass is native to Colombia and Mexico, and is used to craft everything from jewelry and hats to home decor.

Made in Colombia

  • Caña flecha fiber, PVC, polyester
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Jewelry Packaging? Yes
  • Premium Jewelry Gift Box? Yes
  • 6 grams
  • 0.21 oz
  • 17.5 cm L (end to end)
  • 7" L (end to end)
  • 1.5 cm W
  • 0.6" W
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Artfully crafted by Zenu Community from Andes.

 

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To keep these traditions alive, the Zenú teach at a local children's school that approaches ethnocultural knowledge by teaching students to always integrate craftwork with oral history.

The Zenú are an Indigenous people in Colombia, whose ancestral territory comprises the Sinu Valleys and San Jorge Rivers... as well as the Caribbean coast around the Gulf of Morrosquillo. For hundreds of years, they have been devoted to planting, cultivating, preparing, and braiding caña flecha (cane fiber). Caña flecha was originally used to build homes and to fabricate fishing rods, but the use of this fiber has evolved to wielding hats, baskets, handbags, backpacks, and bracelets.

Making an item from caña flecha is a lengthy process and truly involves the entire community. To make a sombrero vueltiao (turned hat), for example, the fiber must be dried, and the veins removed using a knife to obtain uniform strands. The strands are then tinted black, dark brown, and cream by soaking in natural, plant-based dyes and burying underground for up to two weeks. After the dyeing process, the fiber is woven into intricate braids used to form the hat. Sometimes a braid can contain up to twenty-eight fibers woven by hand. The sombrero is finally sewn together using a treadle sewing machine.

Most of the pintas—geometric symbols and patterns woven into hats and other items—are used to delineate specific clans within the Zenú Tribe. One clan symbol, for instance, is the flor de cocorilla (cocorilla flower), which is depicted with a large central diamond and eight small surrounding diamond dots. Historically, this flower is known as the source of a fruit eaten by the first inhabitants of the Zenú territory. Pintas are a true testament to different plants and animals native to the Tribe's territory. They also contain narratives of different life activities, such as hunting, fishing, the hacienda, and religion.

To keep these traditions alive, the Zenú teach caña flecha weaving and braiding at a local children's school. Through a unique curriculum, the school approaches ethnocultural knowledge by teaching students to always integrate craftwork with oral history. As the sombrero vueltaio and other Indigenous crafts continue to popularize across Colombia and the rest of the world, the Zenú people only hope that their customers come to know the heritage stories behind the products they treasure.

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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
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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.

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