All Is Well
Black and White Recycled Sese Wood and Bone Dangle Earrings
All Is Well, Black and White Recycled Sese Wood and Bone Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.7" x 0.4" W
Rita Addo ZakourGhanaian jewelry designer Rita Addo Zakour draws inspiration from tradition African designs to create a pair of beautiful earrings. Recycled plastic, sese wood and batik bone beads are stacked...$14.99
Artist: Rita Addo Zakour
Glass Beaded Batik Cotton Dangle Earrings from Bali
Sarong Beauty, Glass Beaded Batik Cotton Dangle Earrings from Bali
Size: 3.5" H x 0.5" Diam.
Pertiwi CollectionInspired by the beauty of sarongs, Balinese artisans use batik cotton fabric to create this pair of dangle earrings from the Pertiwi Collection. They wrap the cotton into pupa-like shapes, accented at...$54.99
Artist: Pertiwi Collection
Pride of Taxco
Natural Turquoise Stud Earrings
Pride of Taxco, Natural Turquoise Stud Earrings
Length: 0.4" x 0.4" W
Alon DillerWith their elegant simplicity, you'll find yourself reaching for these earrings often. Mexican artisan Alon Diller crafts the stud earrings from gleaming 950 Taxco silver, setting them with cabochons...$64.99
Artist: Alon Diller
Black and White Bone and Sese Wood Long Dangle Earrings
Journey's End, Black and White Bone and Sese Wood Long Dangle Earrings
Length: 2.4" x 0.4" W
Rita Addo ZakourUsing traditional batik methods, Rita Addo Zakour brings contrast to an intriguing pair of Ghanaian earrings. Batik bone and sese wood beads establish an elongated look that will move freely as you...$23.99
Artist: Rita Addo Zakour
Batik Earrings(4 items)
Discover the unique collection of Batik Earrings that NOVICA artisans have designed and crafted for you:
The Village Council
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Absolutely! Jewelry is an art form that allows makers to express their individuality and cultural influences, and certain designs are used to represent important symbols. For example, Central American artisans incorporate traditional figures, glyphs, and pre-Hispanic folklore. In Mexico, the famous work of artists Angel Ortiz, Maria Belen Nilson, and Rosa Rojo highlight the beauty of Aztec, Mayan and Teotihuacan civilizations. In Peru, powerful symbols, like the Andean chakana, are used to represent humanitys union with the cosmos. Indian artists are extremely tied to their faith and spirituality. Earring designs include chakra gemstones, motifs of Lord Ganesha, and other spiritual imagery. In Bali, the Om symbol is prevalent, as well as the mythological panther-like Barong image, which is seen as a protector spirit. Designs pulled from the natural world, like animal figures, feathers, plants, as well as stones, are used in almost every culture, which then infuses them with their own particular meanings.
Yes! We offer a wide selection of earrings that are made from eco-friendly materials. Cow bone, water buffalo horn, fabric, recycled paper, wood, palm leaf and coconut shells, just to name a few. Product descriptions always list materials used, so be sure to read about each product to discover how artisans are working to ensure sustainability and environmental consciousness.
There is no best when it comes to handmade earrings. However, certain materials lend themselves well to jewelry. Silver and gold, for example, are frequently used to make earrings because of their luster and shine. Each region puts its own unique touch on the art of earring-making. Most use some combination of silver, gold, gemstones, wooden or glass beads, and bones. Some regions, like West Africa, have found ways to introduce up-cycling into the jewelry-making process. Recycled plastic and paper beads, as well as coconut shells are commonly integrated into beautiful works of earring art. Whatever materials used, quality and safety are always our top priorities. Each pair of earrings is tested to ensure its safety. If you do have sensitive skin, you may consider rhodium plated earrings, as rhodium is completely hypoallergenic. You can always find all relevant information about materials in the product description.
Rita Addo Zakour Wood carvings and beaded jewelry
"I do my designing with African concepts in mind."
"Since I began working with you, I've become a proud artisan. You have helped me grow and improve my designs and their quality. My design skills have evolved and I'm able to bring most of my ideas to life.
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