These statement earrings are expertly carved from water buffalo horn by women of the Maasai tribe in Kenya. Artisans craft elegant round dangles combining horn and brass. The horn ranges in natural color from a off-white to a honey hue, showcasing the natural variation of the horn. The earrings are lightweight making them a wardrobe staple. Each piece is unique and wearable art.
Materials: Brass, Water Buffalo Horn.
Approximately 1-inch drop length
Fair Trade, Socially Responsible.
Maasai women artisans are most known for their intricate beadwork, but their jewelry crafting extends to other designs and materials. Women of the village learn the artform from their mothers, who learned from their mothers. Some of the earring designs feature a glass Maasai bead as a delicate accent; each bead color has a deeper meaning for the tribe such as black representing the people and the struggles they endure or green symbolizing health and land.
Our earrings will come in a linen bag.