Two hydrangea leaves are dyed with oceanic blue hues, featured in this pair of Peruvian dangle earrings that celebrate nature. Jose Luis Pariona uses natural dyes derived from dried hydrangea leaves. He preserves the natural leaves in clear acrylic, framed with circles of high-polish sterling silver.
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.