Created by a family of master artisans in Southern Mexico exclusively for our stock, these rustic beads are a beautiful way to count the gifts of daily living. Roughly 36 beads are hand-threaded onto handmade agave string, knotted, and finished with a handmade tassel made from soft wool that is washed, carded and spun by hand on a traditional drop spindle. Every bead is rolled by hand and pit fired, then smoked in a bath of organic plants for the perfect blend of wabi sabi goodness. Hang them on a bedpost, from a wall or wear them around your neck if you’d like to take your blessings with you.
Created by a family of master potters in Southern Mexico exclusively for our stock, this family collaborate together as two generations in their family workshop. While they are known for their more decorative works, like our custom mermaids, this family also produces minimalist, custom works, by special order.
The wool for the tassel is made by hand by an artisan that we partner with in the highlands of Southern Mexico, and is what is used to create the textiles for our backstrap-woven cushions. This material is laborious as she washes, cards and spins the wool entirely by hand, using traditional processes that have been in place for centuries.
Approximately 45cm long, including the handmade tassel
For best care results, these beads can be wiped down with a damp cloth. The wool can also be carefully washed by hand in cold water, if required. As the beads are pit fired pottery, they are fragile.
The noted price is for a single set of handmade smoked clay blessings beads. As the beads are pit fired, some feature black marks from the firing process. This is not a flaw, but is something that speaks to the incredible process that it used to create them. Given the nature of handmade, sizes, patterns, designs and hues may vary slightly from the featured product image.
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