Hill Country Hill Tribers is giving away one of our new Sunbreak Collection necklaces! This beautiful necklace was designed and made by Huang Nan.
Huang Nan is a member of the KaChin tribe, originally from Burma. Her family escaped persecution to receive political asylum and establish a new life in Austin. When we met Huang Nan this time last year, she was pregnant with her third baby. She and her husband were chasing two toddlers in a tiny apartment, struggling to make it and desperate to earn a living.
We thought she was a quiet woman; she let her husband talk most of the time, nodding and smiling but not much else. Something has happened to her this year. With her husband in a good job and the opportunity to help support her family, Huang Nan exudes a joy that is tangible. Huang Nan learned to tat before coming to the United States and her artistry is amazing. She is accomplished and confident when she speaks of her craft. She is now designing the jewelry in the Sunbreak Collection line and teaching other women how to crochet so they can also earn money for their families.
This necklace is not only beautiful, it represents an opportunity for an artist like Huang Nan be empowered and see her confidence grow as she supports her family and her community.
The necklace is made with deep red nylon thread knitted by hand around copper metal washers. It is finished with a copper-toned chain and a lobster clasp. The chain is adjustable between 16" and 18" and finished with a teardrop finding.
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This give-away will end on Saturday, October 1. We'll announce the winner on Monday, October 3.
And even if you don’t win, go to our website to buy our products. Threads of Hope features handwoven bags or scarves. Eco 2 Go has bags made out of burlap rice bags and other up-cycled products. The Lil’ Tribers line are up-cycled bibs and baby products out of rice bags. And of course, the hand-tatted necklaces and earrings in our Sunbreak Collection are some of our most popular items.
Bib from the Lil' Tribers Line
Made from recycled rice bags.
Your help and support literally changes the lives of these Burmese refugees. Find out more about our featured artisans. If you like something an artisan has made, leave her a note and we’ll share it with her. Hearing from you gives them encouragement and excitement, as well as helping them learn English. Thank you so much for helping us spread the word about the amazing women of HCHT.
Recent Posts about Hill Country Hill Tribers and the work they are doing with refugees from Burma who are living in the Austin Area:
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Guest Post, Wrestling with Poverty in the US, part one
Guest Post, Wrestling with Poverty in the US, part two
Guest Post, Wrestling with Poverty in the US, part three
Refugees, Part 1
Somalian Refugees: Guest Post from Portland, Oregon
Refugees from Burma living in Texas: Guest Post, part one