Wren Red Glass Cuff X Large
THE RED COLLECTION
To the Navajo (Diné), the color red (łichxíí’) is reminiscent of the crimson earth of Diné bikeyah, the homeland between the four sacred mountains, and is revered. In their jewelry, red represents coral: the scared shell worn by women to honor the blood of kinship and the life-giving waters of Mother earth.
We have chosen this color to honor feminine strength. Wear these pieces as a reminder of the powerful women who inspire you everyday. The strongest women we know are our artisans and we are proud to name each cuff of the RED collection after them.
How We Got Started
The word Etkie translates to mean “impact” in Turkish. In 2013, Sydney worked with a women’s cooperative in Istanbul assisting artisans in creating a platform for their handmade jewelry. The intent was to elevate their profit from meager sales to a reliable living wage. Returning to New Mexico, she launched ETKIE with the same passion to create an ethical company that could provide Native American beaders with a platform to create contemporary designs using the artistic traditions passed down from generations.
Ethically Made with Love
The team of artists earn living wages, impacting the choices they can make for themselves and their families. The artists live on the Navajo Nation where the roads to work are long and the jobs are nonexistent. Many of them elect to work from home on the land and in the community where their roots are deeply planted.
Handcrafted with our heart and soul, with no two pieces exactly the same, we hope you enjoy wearing your ETKIE piece.