“Rara” translates to the weaving of a banig; a Philippine traditional mat. Pandanus leaves were harvested, dried, cut and woven by Philippine weavers then exported to Hawaii for the purpose of making Lauhala Lei. I sourced these woven beads at “The Swap Meet” in Oahu, Hawaii in 2023.
This design is my ode to the deep connection between Kapwa and Ohana – two powerful concepts that bridge the Philippine spirit with the warmth of Hawaiian family bonds. Each earring whispers tales of craftsmanship, heritage, and the unity of souls.
Woven with Love: More than jewelry; it's a tangible piece of ancestral reverence.
2.5" Capiz Shell
Lauhala (woven pandan beads in the Philippines) sourced from Oahu, Hawaii in 2023.
14K Gold Plated Earring Hooks
Handmade by Blessyl Buan in Toronto, Canada
A personalized handwritten note, design story and a woven Philippine jewelry box to store your capiz earrings.
A portion of sales will be donated to the Philippine Weavers via ANTHILL Fabrics: A company dedicated to Cultural Continuity, Design & Innovation Circularity & Zero Waste, Sustainable Livelihood, Women Empowerment & Social Procurement.
Earrings are handmade from natural materials. It is normal to have variations in surface texture and colour upon receipt and that develop with time. Please avoid wearing while swimming/bathing and place in safe storage when not wearing. Avoid exposing it to any oils/emollients for longer wear. Refer to care instructions for more information.