Handmade by local women in Kimana in the heart of Big Life’s area of operation, the Tembo earring honors the work of Big Life rangers to protect elephants. Tembo (the Swahili word for elephant) earrings are white with silver beadwork and are made exclusively for Big Life by kimber elements. They come packaged in a vibrant kitenge fabric bag made by another local Kenyan conservation organization, Wildlife Works.
Each pair of earrings are handmade with the utmost care and quality. With different hands crafting each piece, variations are expected and celebrated, and no two pieces will ever be exactly the same. This jewelry is truly one of a kind.
By supporting local Kimana artisans, Big Life continues to honor its ethos that if conservation supports the people, then people will support conservation.
- Color: white and silver
- Bead type: glass
- Hook: stainless steel
- Dimensions: 1”W X 2.25”L
About kimber elements
kimber elements is unique jewelry that celebrates traditional craft and promotes wildlife conservation. They combine their love of women, design, and wildlife to create jewelry that drives meaningful change in the world.
Their mission is to amplify indigenous women to conserve and protect wildlife through sustainable business and educational opportunities. Currently, they collaborate with 30 Maasai women in rural Kenya. Using traditional colors, textures, and patterns as their defining tools, kimber elements creates lively and fresh designs that evolve out of an ongoing dialogue with their artisans.