The Hand of Fatima

Posted on 07. Dec, 2009 by in Arts and Culture, Barbara Raab, Uncategorized

Mariam Aryai Rivera is an Iranian jewelry designer born and raised in Queens, New York. This year, Mariam showcased her jewelry line, Hand of Fatima, for the third year in a row at the Bust Holiday Craftacular, a one-day-only event hosted by Bust Magazine where kitschy designers and the people who envy them come together for a day of shopping and ooh-ing and ahh-ing. The event is held at The Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea and for only $2, attendees can peruse more than 200 vendors, which not only include Hand of Fatima, but other jewelry, handbag, and clothing designers as well. Mariam’s designs, which range anywhere from $20 to just shy of $100, are a mixture of victorian-era feminine combined with avant-guard political innuendo.

6 Responses to “The Hand of Fatima”

  1. Monica Williams

    07. Dec, 2009

    What a wonderful story!

  2. Rai Realskilz

    07. Dec, 2009

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  3. Susan

    07. Dec, 2009

    I LOVE HAND OF FATIMA! she makes the best jewelry, and she has a totally unique style. I recommend everyone check her out, all of her pieces make really special gifts, for yourself or a friend!

  4. Beryl

    07. Dec, 2009

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    Keep up the good work.

  5. Sonja

    07. Dec, 2009

    Great story. I would buy her jewelry….

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    08. Dec, 2009

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