Cheer up your Zoom presence with these delightful handmade beaded tassel earrings from Tajikistan in bright primary colors that evoke the holiday spirit.
Approximately 2 inches long; all-cotton thread with a white seed bead at tip
Hypo-allergenic ear wires
Makes a unique stocking stuffer
Design based on traditional "pupak" tassel used as a decorative element on clothing or as an alternative to buttons
Munira Akilova (at left above) heads Munir. She is passionate about preserving and revitalizing the traditional patterns and ornaments from the Zerafshan River Valley of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in designs for the modern woman. Each piece "has its own meaning." Her designs have received the UNESCO Award of Excellence and have been exhibited at international fairs and exhibitions. She works with a team of impoverished women from rural mountain villages in the Panjakent region of Tajikistan (just across the border from Samarkand) and in the villages surrounding Khujand, helping them to build a future beyond daily survival. Click here for more information about Munira and her team.