Diameter, width, thickness — nothing is left to chance as Brazilian jewelry designer Ana Suassuna trains Haitian artisans how to shape cow horns into fashionable bracelets. As sanders whir in the background, Suassuna surveys the work being done in a small studio in the heart of bustling Port-au-Prince. ‘They know better than me how to work with horn,’ she said. ‘But I try to teach them how to be more precise with dimensions and finishing touches,’ she added. ‘That process begins with teaching them how to read specifications in the outlines sent by foreign clients.’ She likened the process to how football star Lionel Messi must have mastered the beautiful game: ‘He took the time to learn how to control the ball in order to keep other people from scoring.’ Given that the Argentine star’s

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