In Cuenca, Ecuador, Indigenous rural women design Beaded Handmade Turquoise Necklaces to celebrate and amplify their culture. You will receive your necklace with an introduction to the artisan that made it for you. Ethical and sustainable. Produced by a Fairtrade certified artisan enterprise.
In the local indigenous Quechuan (Kichwa) language, necklaces are known as “Huallcas”, meaning “ornament that surrounds the neck” in English. In ancient times, its colours, designs and combinations communicated the economic situation or the marital status of those who wore them.