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To the Nile

About

To the Nile is a collection of jewelry and print pieces inspired by my heritage as well as a tribute to the past, present and future. Each piece is handcrafted with care and pays tribute to our ancestors, "I believe our ancestors play one of the most important roles today in our existence, if it weren't for their sacrifice we wouldn't be here today honored with the gift to create." 


An Artist of Love; Humanitarian at heart

Katra Awad is a Artist and self-taught jewelry designer born in Southern California and raised traveling abroad through Mexico and Europe. She is a daughter to Egyptian and Hispanic parents and contributes a great deal of time designing thoughtfully made pieces from her studio. She dedicates time overseas doing groundwork once a year; teaching art and wellness related work-shops to women and children who may have limited access to arts and education. In recent years she has worked with non-profits such as; Priyam Global as a In-house guest Artist teaching design to women in Chennai, India and has taught Business English to Artisan women in Teotitlan del Valle; Oaxaca.

Last summer she traveled through the jungle of Chiapas to visit her Mexican roots with a focus in cultural preservation, biodiversity, social awareness and pre Hispanic architecture. Her past work consist of book design cover, prop styling, art direction and assisting in talent scouting for a Casting Director in New York City.