Trinidad & Tobago is known for its Carnival, Steel Pan and delish food. The island nation is also home to some of the Caribbean’s most lush forests. It is in these tropical jungles where designers Akilah and Kemba Jaramogi find inspiration for their small, family-run business, Akilah’s Jewelry.
All pieces in their collection are original and hand made with organically-grown seeds from Trinidadian forests. Donkey Eye, Lucky Seed, Bamboo, Soap Seed, Mogumbo-Velvet Seed, Juju Seed, Flamboyant Seed, Jumbie Bead, Stinking Toe Seed, Palm Seed, Wild Serrette and Monkey Basket Pod are just a few of the colourful names of the seeds Akilah’s Jewelry incorporate into their wearable art.
Akilah’s Jewelry can be found at Carnival Village in the Queen’s Park Savannah from late January to mid-February 2013. Prices range from $50 – $700 TTD.