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Indigenous Artisans - Earrings

Balinese Timiang Sterling Silver and Onyx Earrings
Balinese Timiang Sterling Silver and Onyx Earrings
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Silversmithing has a long and respected history on the Indonesian island of Bali, where the word pandai means both "smith" and "clever." Indonesia's early royal families were generous patrons of the arts, and many contemporary silversmiths have inherited hundreds of years of their ancestors' skills. A small group of Balinese artisans collaborate on the tiny granulated designs on these medallion earrings. Each is handcrafted from sterling silver and paired with a smooth onxy cabochon.


$120.00
Robin's Nest Earrings
Robin's Nest Earrings
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These whimsical earrings celebrate that classic harbinger of spring, the robin, as well as the common belief that having a bird's nest in your home brings good luck. In German tradition, finding a bird's nest in one's Christmas tree meant luck and harmony for the coming year.


$39.00
Guatemalan Jade and Sterling Silver Earrings
Guatemalan Jade and Sterling Silver Earrings
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Jade has an ancient history not just in Asia, but also in Mesoamerica, where it was used by cultures from the Olmec to the Maya to the Aztec. It symbolized life and death and was used to make figurines, jewelry, and even inlays for teeth.


$59.00
Silver-plated Fulani Tribal Earrings
Silver-plated Fulani Tribal Earrings
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This traditional West African jewelry is created by Fulani craftsmen in Mali. One of the largest groups of nomadic herders in Africa, the Fulani customarily wore their wealth in the form of gold jewelry that they could carry with them at all times. Based on a design that has been worn for centuries, our lightweight earrings are handcrafted from hammered brass that is plated with sterling silver.


$79.00
$46.99
Maya Beaded Crescent Earrings
Maya Beaded Crescent Earrings
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Guatemala is home to more than 20 distinct Maya ethnic groups, including the Tz‘utujil, who live in the highlands. In the early 20th century, Tz‘utujil artists began painting bird’s-eye views of markets and festivals in a brightly colored folk art style. The glass beads in these earrings are typical colors in Tz‘utujil painting and in women’s embroidered traditional dress.


$32.00