Uruhindu Jewelry

contextual design
jewelry design

A single fibre, intaratara marsh grass, and a single tool, Uruhindu, are used to give life to a range of jewellery capable of narrating a royal technique for weaving baskets that was getting lost over time. Working together with the CAMK cooperative of Rwandan crafts-women and Italian designer Eugenia Morpurgo in-situ resulted in a jewellery collection that reclaimed the neglected tradition. By adding a contemporary twist to make product attractive to a new global market, and using only local materials to enhance elements, the project thus enables these Ruwandan crafts women to work towards being self-sustaining.