Josefa Antique Sculpture Chunky Ring

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By Trefoil

Ring can be customized to any size.

This ring is a One of a kind sculpture inspired by the designers great great grandmother, a woman that took freedom in her hands, escaped from slavery and created a life in Palenque, Colombia, she is the feminist symbol in the designers family. This piece symbolizes strength, freedom and community.

A unique sculpture transformed into a body ornament that represents the deconstruction of social barriers! Handmade in Colombia, each Trefoil ring takes 18 to 50 hours of artisanal labor.

  • This product is handmade therefore, colors and shape may vary
  • Gender Neutral
  • Materials: Bronze which is 98% copper and 2% other metals
  • hand sculpted in wax
  • Bronze is made in the Trefoil atelier from used copper cables
  • Hypoallergenic lacquer to seal the details
  • handmade patina surface - it usually refers to a distinct green surface layer on bronze sculptures which gives the ring a simulation of antiquity and aging
  • This ring can be adjusted, therefore it is opened on the back
  • Two piece ring, turban and face are separate pieces (both included)
  • This ring can be ordered in any size, choose Custom if the size you desire is not available and we will reach out for the size. You can also text us through our chat or send us an email to
  • when in pre-order this ring rakes up to 3-5 weeks to ship. Cab take lest than 3 weeks if possible.

Josefa Batista:

Inspired by the life of the designers great great great grandmother, whom along with her sisters, fugitives of the colonial city of Cartagena, she carried the history of liberty in her hands. She settled around the swamps of Palotal at the village of Palenque de San Basilio where she learned the art of making the typical plate known as “bollos” in its numerous varieties: bollo limpio, bollo ‘e mazorca, bollo negro, bollo harinao, bollo de angelito, bollo ‘e yuca, bollo ‘e queso, bollo de platano and bollo de mijo. She also developed her skills in tailoring, clothing, and footwear, talents which forged through time the artistic creativity passed on to her descendants. She was described throughout genealogy books as a woman of strong character, cheerful, resilient, and passionate regarding her life, her family, and her community until her final days. Her turban represents power, and her braids portray the path she charted that gave way to a history that transcended generations.