As a volunteer for the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Pittman became mesmerized by the “striking beauty and color variations” in Kenyan Ankole cow horns. Determined to create a product that could provide locals steady employment, she began sourcing horn from sustainably farmed cattle (used as a food source) for artisans to craft her designs.
“Our collection celebrates artisan skills and promotes entrepreneurship.”
Bronze and gemstones, along with horn, define the collection. Each piece is a modern interpretation of the power, simplicity, shapes, and textures seen in centuries-old tribal pieces. “I learned a lot from watching the way African women wear stacks of jewelry,” says Pittman. She suggests similarly layering her baubles, all of which complement each other.
“There is a connection between the owner of the piece and the hands who made it.”