Head of the Buffalo: Thai Silk and Leather Necklace (Thailand)

Head of the Buffalo: Thai Silk and Leather Necklace (Thailand)

75.00
  • From The Chiang Mai Collection.
  • 100% handmade by Toye in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
  • Hand worked leather pendant meant to resemble the head of a water buffalo with pressure turquoise stone; cord is Thai silk; loop closure with antique Hmong glass bead (~80 years old) fastener.
  • Length: approx. 13”, can be tied to shorten.
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A little bit of the West in the East. Toye and her husband are leatherworkers with decades of experience. They call their work “Thai Indian.” Toye makes artistic jewelry from locally-sourced materials. I actually stumbled across her workshop on a back street while trying to find another workshop, and ended up staying and chatting for a couple hours. Turns out the woman who runs the workshop I was looking for was her former apprentice! She also made the two bolo ties featured in the men’s collection, which will be released soon.