Ambatolampy, Madagascar Brass

Rakotonoely, aka Rasolo, lives in the outskirts of the town of Ambatolampy on the RN7, 80 km from the capital. He used to work in a small electrical workshop, but after the 2009 coup d’état most businesses closed down and he found himself without a job. After that, Rasolo decided to go back on his tracks up to his youthful passion: metalworking.

the collection

Rakotonoely mainly creates costume jewelry using recycled brass. He extracts the material from old electronic pieces and then melts it. He then pours it into the molds, which he made from sand. His products certainly show the symbols of the tradition, but they are revisited with a modern twist.

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