Lebanon, Kinship Stories, Blue Triangles
Around 28 cms to the bottom of the tassels
Name: Blue Triangles
Collection: Celebrating Art and Supporting Artisanship
Cultures: Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Lebanon, Colombia.
This handmade tribal art necklace comprises a variety of cultures and carries, between its beads & threads, historical evidence of a world on the verge of extinction.
The base of this necklace is made with carved stones from Colombia. On top of these beads is a Turkish oya. Oyas are handmade lace flowers from the region of Anatolia. Anatolian women are well-known for their beautiful oyas, often adorning the rims of scarves and clothes in the country.
The central piece of the necklace is designed and executed by Yasmine Dabbous, the founder of Kinship Stories. Known as the “Blue Triangles,” it gives the necklace its original name. The beads on top come from a Muslim rosary, used to mark the number of prayers performed.
The tassels hanging from the necklace are Uzbek (long) and Turkoman (short). They are around 80-100 years old and boast a museum quality that can rarely be found today. Belonging to a generation of tassels on the verge of extinction, the shorter tassels adorned the borders of someone’s tapestry while the longer ones were part of a female headdress.
In a world of technology, globalization, and consumerism, this necklace stands as a call for authenticity, uniqueness, distinction and culture. This necklace is for you, the woman who can communicate the kinship stories, our ancestor’s stories, but also the woman who appreciates beauty and cherishes her originality. It is entirely handmade and is a one-of-a-kind piece, just like you.