Balinese artisan Dewi Putera accents the pretty purple gems on her button earrings with shimmering silver beads. The artisan starts by hand crafting each earring from sterling silver, embellishing the precious metal with circular patterns and a faceted amethyst gem.
In the Andes, the Land of the Four Corners, mountains are sacred. So is culture. The Nazca lines, the Wari glyphs, the Quipu knots and the complex multi-colored textiles of the Incas are all recorded and live on the work of contemporary Peruvian artisans.