This beautiful pair of hand-painted earrings by Rinyang represents the weft motif. A motif usually found woven on the traditional attires of Bhutanese women, the Kira.
These earrings are made with acrylic paint on lightweight, wooden earrings and sealed with polyurethane, and mounted on a silver chain and hook to be skin-friendly to most.
All earrings are hand-painted on demand.
About the artisan:
Sonam Yangchen is a talented local artisan who loves crafting hand-painted wooden earrings which showcase Bhutanese textiles. “Rin” is an alias from her daughter’s name “Rinchen” and “Yang” from her name. Her collection shows intricate Bhutanese textile patterns painted on light wood. Arts and craft passionate, she started making this as a hobby but slowly, with the genuine support from her clients, she is turning her passion into a business.