THE BAOULE Huggie Earrings
THE BAOULE Huggie Earrings are a miniature version of classic Baoule bead designs. Each piece features delicate detailing carefully crafted to mimic the filigree like texture of original Baoule bead work. The Baoule people are a group indigenous to Western Africa known for their rich brass and gold smithing culture. They used as beads for ceremonial purposes for centuries. Larger versions of gold beads like these might be passed down as part of a matrilineal family’s sacred inheritance, which is made of precious objects that are kept as a shrine to the family’s ancestors. They are also used in ceremonies to demonstrate the head of the family’s wealth. Each bead is named after a common or proverbial object, such as "bamboo door", "setting sun," or "sun and moon" and there is a saying attached to each name. Baoule jewelry was often gifted during engagements as a seal of commitment. Made using the traditional lost wax method.
Available in: Sterling Silver, 18K Gold Vermeil (18K Gold over Sterling Silver), 10K, 14K, 18K and 24K Solid Gold.
Made with fair trade African gold and conflict-free fine metals.
Earring measures 15mm in diameter.
Contact us for custom metals (i.e. white gold, rose gold and platinum) at firstname.lastname@example.org
All orders are individually handmade. Last day for Holiday Delivery (Dec 25th) is Dec 8th ***Due to co-vid there may be unanticipated delays.