Tuesday, April 21, 2015


African Shaman Earrings

Images , oral traditions, and historical descriptions show women as invokers, healers, herbalists, oracles and diviners, ecstatic dancers, shapeshifters, shamanic journeyers, and priestesses of the ancestors. In western Africa, the sorceress Kulutugubaga has the power to heal all and bring the dead to life. (from Woman Shaman by Max DashĂș).

My earrings were designed to evoke a Shaman mood of mystery and spiritualism, using striped African barrel beads, African brass trade beads, and primitive pewter charms from Inviciti. Handmade black glass with stripes of ruddy red and white blend beautifully in color and character with the dark patinated pewter drops. A powerful combination, as the Shaman is a powerful position within a tribe, emanating strength and recuperative power for those who depend on her.

© Melbyika | - Himba Woman Photo

Gloria Ewing

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  1. Very rustic and beautiful... I can totally feel the inspiration in your design! Well done!

  2. Beautiful earrings. I saw a show on tv where the people wore the red clay on their head and body to help keep them cool and to not get burned by the sun.

  3. About as tribal as you can get and very cool!

  4. Definitely a mysterious and interesting vibe - you captured your inspiration well!

  5. These are dramatic and mysterious earrings. They have such an ancient sense about them. Enjoy the day. Erin