202 W. Duffy st. Savannah, GA
For three years, Ben Chaffee and Alex Zinn have traveled the globe teaching English and collecting tribal jewelry of the world and other folk art. The diverse jewelry collections of Cross-Cultural Creations represent the diverse cultures contacted during their global journeys. From the Hmong hill tribe jewelry of Southeast Asia to the rare amber jewelry of Chiapas Mexico, culture-cross.org exhibits some of the most unique and rare finds of the Cross-Cultural Creations Collection.
The story of Cross-Cultural Creations
Teaching English abroad
After finishing their studies, Ben and Alex moved to Taiwan and Shanghai to teach English. Teaching English gave them a base from which to explore Asia. They traveled to a new country every month to renew their visas, bringing cultural treasures back with them after every trip.
Traveling through the lands of the Hill Tribes
After teaching English, Ben and Alex went to the Western provinces of China, through Tibet then down through Laos and Thailand exploring villages of hill tribes along the way and collecting rare, unique tribal jewelry artifacts.
Cross-Cultural Creations today.
Now, the business has developed into a serious retail and wholesale jewelry business.With sales reps and large wholesale accounts across the USA, Europe and Australia, the ethnic and tribal styles of Cross-Cultural Creations is finding its way from the hands of the tribal jewelers to homes and businesses across the world.
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Ben Chaffee, Alex Zinn