Osei-Duro Tubular Necklace
Hand cast brass necklace with leather cord. - Leather measures 22" and is 1/4" thick - Hand cast recycled brass ABOUT BRASS CASTING Lost-wax brass casting was developed by the Asante people in Ghana to make objects for gold transactions, such as weights and canisters. Like their forefathers, Ghana’s brass casters begin the process of making metal articles by sculpting in beeswax. The wax form is then painted with a paste of fine charcoal and water and covered in a mold of coarse palm fibers and clay. This porous mixture permits the necessary release of hot air and gases as the mold is baked, giving the final product a smooth finish. Finally, the wax is poured out and replaced by molten brass. The finished brass piece is polished with palm nut fibers and sand over several days. All Osei-Duro brass jewelry is created in collaboration with artisans in the Asante region of Ghana.
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The duo behind Osei-Duro travel between Los Angeles, CA and Accra, Ghana to create their coveted line of hand-dyed and batiked women's wear. Founders Maryanne Mathias and Molly Keogh work with local garment workers and artisans in Ghana to create their collections, applying traditional techniques to each piece. Osei-Duro aims to support the local apparel industry, on both a large and small scale, in becoming sustainable.