Kipling de Freitas

Art Jewelry - Quarry Wrapped Bracelet

Regular price $ 75.00 $ 0.00
A gift of art from Pondicherry in India (known as the French Riviera of the East), this is a well-crafted piece of art jewelry that has been created by an ancient technique known as 'quarry wrapped'. The method uses low-impact casting techniques originally developed in the ancient Near East, in which each piece is first sculpted in clay and then hand-cast by pouring molten metal into a mold made from fine river sand. After cooling and removal from the mold, the piece is then individually sanded and polished. This venerable metallurgy technique adds a subtle texture to the cast metal that suggests the raw beauty of the natural world—the irregularities inherent in organic materials such as seeds, corals, or stones. An exotic item of art jewelry that reminds us that all that glitters is not gold.

Art Jewelry: Solid brass. Inner circumference: 7''; 2.75'' diameter. Weight: 0.25 lb.