MINI BRASS HOOPIES
These cute bbs are our classic brass hoopies but mini size! Made with recycled brass, wax-casted and hammered by Sesotunawa of the T'boli Tribe in Southern Philippines.
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ABOUT THE MAKER
The indigenous T’Boli community of Lake Sebu is distinguished by their vibrant traditional attire and intricate brass adornments. Largely untouched by the Western world, the T’Boli people for centuries have lived off the land and used traditional brass making methods to create stunning metals.
For each piece, T’Boli artisans start with beeswax and form it into their desired design. Clay is formed around the beeswax to create a mold, then dried in the sun. Recycled church bells are melted down over an open flame and poured into the mold. Once dried, the clay mold is cracked open to reveal the brass jewelry inside. Brass making not only provides sustainable livelihoods for the T’Boli people but helps preserve this age-old craft for generations to come.
Brass naturally oxidizes over time. Renew your piece's shine with lemon, baking soda, and a polishing cloth. To delay oxidation, keep your MAAARI jewelry away from moisture.
We pride ourselves on providing high quality, hand-made jewelry. We want all of your favorite MAAARI pieces to last forever. In this spirit, we are proud to offer lifetime repairs on all MAAARI jewelry at no cost.
Our products are made by human hands and with natural materials. We believe the slight variations in our pieces are what make them unique and extraordinary.