When Washoe, our beloved friend and family member, passed away we began looking for a way to honor her memory. Washoe was the first chimpanzee to learn a human language (American Sign) and pass it on to her adopted son. Her accomplishments over the last four decades have helped humans better understand their responsibilities to our fellow animals. Because of her outstanding and unique qualities, we were delighted to learn about the one-of-a-kind remembrances that Art From Ashes creates. The pieces that Art From Ashes created of Washoe are all beautiful. Our Board members were touched and surprised when each was presented with an exquisite piece of art memorializing Washoe. The work of Robert Burch will be treasured by all of us.
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This multi-colored glass bead is contemporary in design and has a unique “window” into the core where the ash is visible. The Enduring Gem includes a sterling silver cable chain in your choice of 16-inch or 18-inch lengths with a beautiful hand-forged sterling silver clasp. The glass bead is surrounded by a pair of sterling silver spacer beads.