Batika, meaning to "Stick Together" in Tambuka, the language of Northern Malawi, is handcrafted from Recycled Brass with Nickel-Free Brass hooks and Japanese glass beads by our artisan partners in Malawi. They are simply stunning by design!
Brass is a metal alloy comprised of copper and zinc. Known for its durability, brass has been used for centuries in Africa and is a sustainable alternative to gold. Today almost 90% of all brass in the world is recycled.
It is the nature of brass to evolve and tarnish over time. Some love this antiqued look and some prefer to keep their jewellery bright and shiny.
Humidity, products on your skin and your bodies natural chemistry are some of the things that speed up the process. To avoid oxidation, remove Jewellery before showering, working out or using sprays of any kind.
To store your jewellery we recommend storing in a sealed bag in a dry area away from sunlight and heat.
Our pieces come with a polish pad.