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Blue Soapstone with Lapis Ball Pendant from Afghanistan

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Wear a one of a kind piece of jewelry every day! This unique blue soapstone with lapis spinner ball pendant is not only beautiful, but it has a wonderful story to tell. Perfect on top of a black blouse. Find our full selection of jewelry from Afghanistan here.

Lapis lazuli, mined in the mountainous regions of Afghanistan for over 6,000 years, was regarded by the ancient Egyptians as a symbol of truth. Today, its known for its deep blue color and meditative properties, which many claim brings clarity and purification to the wearer.

The Turkmen Women’s Active Rights Association (TWARA) was conceived in 2002. With a mission to empower women and educate them about their legal rights, TWARA started work with the backward and marginalized Turkmen tribes of northern Afghanistan. TWARA works towards providing these communities with a strong economic and social structure. They work with a majority of women artisans, which comprises of almost 90%. Apart from skill and market oriented trainings, the organization, also helps these artisans in setting up their own businesses, by providing them with available grants and micro credits. This has helped these women artisans, mostly illiterate, to grow into independent entrepreneurs. Various educational, health and technical trainings have improved the living standards of the lesser known tribes of northern Afghanistan.

  • Made by hand in Afghanistan
  • Dyed soapstone and lapis
  • Pendant measures 1-1/2 tall
  • Hanging from 18" sterling  silver chain

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