Blue and Black Jalaba Bead Bracelet
Made by the Khenifra Women’s Cooperative in Khenifra, Morocco, this beautiful and fashionable bracelet will make a wonderful conversation starter. The jalaba button featured in the jewelry is made from sabra, a natural thread that comes from the local agave plants. The sabra is dyed locally and comes in hundreds of bright hues. First the artist must prepare the thread by twisting the 4 strands of the sabra into one. Then they find a base for the button, usually a bead, and build the button around the base using a needle and the sabra thread that they created. Finally they embellish the bracelet with glass beads.
Note: Sizes vary and usually fit a smaller wrist (less than 6" on average)
“Our jewelry has given a tradition a new life. We have introduced the world and Morocco to our jewelry and it will be a new way to keep the traditions alive” - Rachida Ousbigh of Artisanat des Femmes de Khenifra, Morocco