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Earrings - Leaf Behind


Unique silver olive leaf earrings.


These silver earrings are an exact reproduction of olive tree leaves picked in the artisan’s own garden. The production of these unique pieces of jewellery starts with making a plaster cast of the leaves and burning them out afterwards. The remaining hole is then filled with silver and the plaster removed. What is left are exceptional unique silver copies of these precious leaves from the olive tree.

“We love our olive trees. When we stand on the ground with their roots under our feet, we feel each other. Our roots hold strong and silently in the earth. No one will move us. Our trees are like our children. I couldn’t live without them. I eat the olives, the oil. The seeds become beads. The wood heats my house. And now the leaves spread this story.” (Sawsan Rishmawi and Tessel Brühl)

Size: 4cm

Material: 100% silver

Design & production: Nadira al Araj (Bethlehem, West Bank, Palestine)

Producer: Disarming Design From Palestine

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