Our Mother of Pearl collection is a special hand-made component of the KIR line. All pieces are made in Bali, Indonesia and are forged mostly by hand.
Bali is a small Indonesian island in Southeast Asia that is comprised of many small villages. Art and culture are strongly tied to tradition and economy. Each village is known for its own, unique specialty; only a few villages do stone and shell carvings that we feature in this collection.
Balinese carvers hand-carve the locally sourced mother of pearl shell into KIR jewelry center pieces. It can take a day or two to complete a single carving depending on the size and detail involved in the design. Each piece is a unique work of art inherently connected to the crafts person who carved it.