HAND CRAFTED BY THE WOMEN OF MOMPOX
Mompox is a town frozen in time, sitting peacefully on an island in the midst of the River Magdalena, previously cut off from the outside world by lack of access other than by boat. The goldsmith tradition dates back over 350 years to the Colonial era and the town was an important commercial port through which gold and Spanish crafts passed regularly on merchant ships. The master goldsmiths set up workshops in the town and hired local workers who began to learn as apprentices. The gold and silver is sourced from the Santa Rosa mines in Bolivar, Colombia, and each stunningly intricate piece takes up to 4 days to craft and years of training to master.