Soko, an ethical jewelry brand, was founded in Nairobi, Kenya by three women: Gwendolyn Floyd, Ella Peinovich, and Catherine Mahugu. The brand is known for their innovative supply chain method which uses mobile phones to build relationships with independent artisan entrepreneurs.
This design was made using a traditional sand-casting technique. With this method, a pattern or exact replica of the object that will be cast is used to create a mold. The mold is made by packing sand, which contains a molasses chemical binder, around the pattern. After the mold is created, molten metal is poured into it and allowed to cool. The mold is then removed with a hammer and the pieces are hand-finished to be smooth and shiny.
Handcrafted with recycled brass, horn, and bone using traditional techniques.
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