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Filigree Honeybee Shawl Stick

by JUL
$31.50
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Handmade Fair Trade in Indonesia

White Brass

Stick length: 4 inches

Total length: 5.25 inches

Who doesn't love pollinators? This lovely filigree honeybee was a long time in the making.  JUL started working on this design over a year ago.  They began with a realistic design but their wax worker, who was to carve the wax that would become a metal master in the lost-wax casting process, passed on the project saying that the detail was to fine.  Several simpler iterations were similarly rejected.  In a moment of frustration and insight they said - let's just make it in filigree!  JUL's Balinese creative partner, Agus, can do filigree designs in his sleep.  Filigree is a conventional Balinese visual language that Agus has so deeply internalized that it is virtually effortless for him to come up with beautiful swirling designs and delicate lines.  We are delighted with the results and we think you will be too.