Known as the 'jewel of the heavens,' the jade beads on Somluck Komolmith's stretch bracelet are symbolic of purity. Using durable elastic cord, the Thai artisan hand threads glossy jade beads in an alternating pattern to create the heavenly bracelet.
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.