Hill Tribe Earrings(236 items)
Discover the unique collection of Hill Tribe Earrings that NOVICA artisans have designed and crafted for you:
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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.
Featured Reviews on Hill Tribe Earrings
Valentines Day gift for my mom
These earrings are so well made. Delicate leather strips and silver cuffs with engraving. Simple and beautiful all in one. Cant wait to give them to her. They arrived packaged beautifully as Novica is known for. I may be ordering a pair for myself soon!
Purchased these as a birthday gift for my friend. The agate is her favorite color and goes well with the brown leather strips and the silver. Packaged beautifully, I am looking forward to giving them to her. They can be worn with so much that I am certain she will love them.
Chanatip Na Lampoon Handcrafted silver jewelry
"Every bead or motif they create reflects the magnificence of the tribe's own artistry… my designs are a mixture of ancient and modern styles."
"My mother, on her part, also used to... read more
Popular Hill Tribe Earrings
Karen Hill Tribe Style Sterling Silver Earrings, "Karen Arrow"$44.99
Oxidized, stamped motifs on high-quality sterling silver are the trademarks of Karen hill tribe jewelry. Pakaon Sojintarit in Thailand works with Karen artisans to create these uniquely elegant dangle earrings. The rhombus and circles shapes are embellished with stamped flowers and sun rays.
Karen Hill Tribe Silver Threader Hoop-Look Earrings, "Hoopla"$14.99
Slender threads of silver from the Karen hill tribe are curved into a near circle in this pair of threader earrings designed by Sasithon Saisuk of Thailand. A silver ball at the end of the earrings rests at the earlobe, beautifully keeping the earrings secure.
Carnelian and Karen Silver Dangle Earrings with Leather, "Spring Passion"$23.99
Beaded on brown leather cord, two beads of carnelian display fiery red-orange hues. Chaloemphon presents these dangle earrings, which feature fish-stamped silver beads that are handcrafted by Karen tribe silversmiths from Thailand. Each earring swings from a hook of sterling silver.