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About this item: Centered by brass inserts, this wristband bracelet for men is by Gill Quarcoopome in Ghana. The masculine bracelet is crafted of quality leather in black, adorned with two leather cords and a centered cluster of brass inserts, creating a handsome contrast.
Bracelet measures 8.5″ long by .6″ wide.
The bracelet closes with a button closure.
About our Artist: I have always loved making things – from paper, cloth, wood, metal or anything to make something useful out of a basic raw material – and leather is such a versatile material. I started with soft leather scraps to make small purses and belts with jigsaw-like patterns and went on to experiment with different leathers for sandals. I have large feet so even at age 16, I was trying to make my own footwear. When I was at University studying German and Politics, I was still making things to sell. I went to Greece after getting a rather disappointing degree and tried to learn shoe-making but ended up with an exciting holiday and a passion for leatherwork, rather than developing lot more skills. I learnt more back in England from an Irish friend and a short course in saddlery. In 1975 I was working for a government agency but still making items in leather and was asked to demonstrate leatherwork at a 10 day craft fair in the north of England, where I was living. After that fair I was offered the chance to teach evening classes and the chance to rent a small workshop. So I decided to give up the security of my job, took a leap and haven’t looked back. Opportunities come up and sometimes we don’t see them or don’t want to take a risk but this is one way of moving forward -…
An original NOVICA fair trade product in association with National Geographic.
Includes an official NOVICA Story Card certifying quality & authenticity.
NOVICA works with Gill Quarcoopome to craft this item.
Includes an original NOVICA jewelry pouch to keep for yourself or give as a gift.
A keepsake treasure designed to be loved for years to come.