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How COVID-19 has impacted Akiani Handmade Jewelry

After arriving in Canada in 2016, the idea of supporting the local artisan community in Mompox-Colombia encouraged us to create Akiani Handmade Jewelry. Mompox is a small town located in the north of Colombia that has a tradition, spanning well over 3 centuries, of creating fine pieces of gold and silver using the filigree technique. This technique’s uniqueness, increasingly in disuse, lies in the fact that the pieces are 100% handmade by master artisans; creating a single piece of jewelry can take up to eight hours.

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The Filigree of Mompox

mompoxSince the days of my childhood, I have always been enamored with Mompox, that quaint, picturesque little town where my paternal grandfather, a vallenato singer and an avid guitar enthusiast, was born. Through the internet, I would peruse photos of the town’s colorful colonial houses, which seemed like something out of a very old movie.READ MORE

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