*Sorry, we just sold the last one on our right*
In these pieces, you will find the stories of village children. In crafting these pieces, I had to reflect on my short life in el pueblo de Morelos in Oaxaca, MX. In many ways, the earrings to the left (copper, bone, hand painted beads, and glass-blown seed beads) represent the native blue corn and tortillas that my grandmother would make. In short, the left-hand earrings represent childhood, indigeneity, and food.
To the right, we also have a child figure, and instead of being composed of blue corn and tortillas the two beads above the bone skull are actually nuts that I bought from Mexico. While in the village, eating meat was and remains a luxury, as we only sacrifice our animals during weddings, Christmas, or Dia De Los Muertos. Instead, our relationship with nuts is sacred. We eat certain nuts, make oil out of them, and if we cannot, we make jewelry. As an indigenous community, we use all that we can of our food without waste.
If you buy either of these pieces, I ask that you reflect on your relationship with food.