Archetype Z Bracelets Meld Tradition with Mod Geometry

 - Jun 5, 2011
References: etsy & blog.2modern
Cultural character is what gives food flavor, and these Archetype Z bracelets have plenty of personality thanks to a little bit of Arabic flair.

Designer Alia works from San Diego, California, making an eclectic selection of accessories. Rings, earrings and necklaces take contemporary abstract forms, with hits of Middle Easter influenced motifs like mashrabiya. The latticework patterns create compelling textured surfaces which juxtapose solid against void with the use of felt and leather as two principal materials. Thick bands give the cuffs a bold statement, and some are further accented with words and Arabic script cut out of the fabric.

Held together by silver chains, these Archetype Z bracelets are part of a truly unique collection of handmade jewelry, pulling together influences that transcend time and geography.