Patricia Jara recreates the ornamental style of Peru's colonial art. Darkly oxidized sterling silver spirals form the letter 'S' to link luminous white pearls. 'A period in the history of my country inspires me to design a modern bracelet,' Jara says.
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.