This hand-crafted spiral bracelet is made of the same brass as the Kayah Hill Tribe’s iconic traditional brass neck ring adornment. Each bracelet is forged from a single brass wire hammered into a spiral shape that makes each piece look like three bangles in one! Wear multiple or along with the Double Arrow Kayah Bracelet for a striking look!
All Kayah shiny brass will eventually patine to a beautiful matte finish. If you prefer your bangles shiny, do like the Kayah do and wash them with lemon juice and soap- they’ll return to their original luster in a matter of minutes!
Kayah women’s signature brass neck rings are a source of cultural beauty and pride, however their iconic nature also makes the Kayah particularly susceptible to trafficking for forced labor in tourist “villages.” These “villages” function in many ways like a human zoo. Kayah and other Hill Tribes are paid just enough to eek out a meager survival while denying them basic human rights such as mobility and access to services such as adequate health care, education and even electricity. Traditional crafts are one avenue that Kayah can use to supplement their income by selling their wares to tourists who visit their “villages.” As Daughters Rising also works to provide alternate vocational and education opportunities for Kayah women, the purchase of each piece of brass jewelry goes directly to Kayah artisans, helping them supplement their income and provide for their families.