This jewellery has been exclusively designed for the Whitworth by Sarah-Joy Ford. Sarah-Joy Ford is an Artist, Post-Graduate Researcher and Associate Lecturer at Manchester School of Art. Ford works with textiles to explore the complexities and pleasures of queer communities, histories and archives. Her practice sits at the intersection of digital and traditional: using strategies of quilting, digital embroidery, digital print, applique and hand embellishment.
Battered Brass Labrys earrings. The labrys is a bilateral symbol originating in ancient Minoan religious culture, associated with female goddesses and Amazonian warrior women. The labrys became a lesbian symbol of empowerment in the 1970s, appearing in periodicals, philosophical texts, clothing, jewellery, banners, and tattoos.
This product was designed and made exclusively by Just Trade for The Whitworth. Just Trade works in partnership with small fair-trade projects across the world. These projects offer life changing training, secure work opportunities and fairly paid employment for marginalised women.
Earring Size: Approx 4cm x 4cm