Sunday, December 19, 2010
Old World Jewelry in a Modern World Bohemian Gypsy Hoops and Dangle Earrings
Yes, that's right, Tribal Trends. Borrowed from the Old World Nomadic Tribal Peoples of Europe, India and Africa, these beautiful body ornaments were not merely worn for jewelry, but as talisman protection, from illness, evil, as in the evil eye, and against one's enemy. They symbolized spiritual beliefs, represented tribal locations, rank, and wealth. So much meaning went into each handcrafted design, created for men, women and children, all wore the magical jewelry with pride and honor. Besides being for personal family use, the crafts people of the day, created their wares for trade with other tribes as a means of a barter system.
Today, the trends of large swanky beaded hoops, and beaded bodices have been revived with the now Belly Dancing Trend, brought back as a woman's Exercise program, that has spread like wild fire all over the US. As always, these beautiful Old World treasures will continue to captivate and lure the opposite sex and create the mystery and fantasy that every woman desires to be. The Woman of Magic and Mystery, The Gypsy.
The lovelies that you see above, can only be found at http://www.stoneandbone.etsy.com