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LESH weaves delicate handmade jewelry at BKLYN Designs 2015

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LESH weaves delicate handmade jewelry at BKLYN Designs 2015

Inspired by the ancient textiles of Peru’s Sacred Valley, LESH is a line of hand-woven jewelry that will appear at this year’s BKLYN Designs, a celebration of all things Brooklyn-made. Designer and photographer Summer Moore weaves hand-dyed rope into intricate tapestries that elegantly drape the wrist or neck. Read on to learn how the artist became inspired to create such innovative forms of jewelry using materials that are kind to the planet.

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After a trip to Peru's Sacred Valley, photographer and adventurer Summer Moore was intrigued by the ancient practice of weaving, only to discover that the talent was already in her blood. Moore found that her very own grandmother was once an avid weaver and although they were never able to partake in the tradition together, Moore was inspired to turn her newfound craft into her livelihood.

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Moore began experimenting with a variety of weaving techniques, fabrics and dyes during an artist residency in the Turkish village of Ibrahimpaşa. Many of her bracelets and necklaces are inspired by the nearby arched cave homes of Cappadocia, with a history woven into the fabric of each piece. Each one is completely unique and hand-woven with adjustable tie and pin closures, and can be chosen in either a "warm" or "cool" toned color palette.


Images © LESH
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