Friday, March 21, 2014

Moroccan Mama

Morocco is a country with a multiethnic and rich culture. The indigenous culture in Morocco is the Berber people who are known to dress in a bright and ornate way. Berber jewelry plays a big role within the family customs and traditions, It is usually the man, (husband father, or brother), who buys the jewelry for his wife, sister, or mother. The Jewelry serves as a social emblem identifying prestige and class. Berber Jewelry forms and designs can identity Berber tribes, and regions of Morocco where the jewelry was made. In addition, the forms and designs have spiritual meaning as well, some pieces are believed to offer protective qualities which ensure fertility, protect from evil eye, bring prosperity, and cure diseases. 

Our spring buying has been heavily influenced by the beautiful Morrocan culture... here are a few of our favorite new arrivals!

Moroccan Spices

Shashi Gold Nugget bracelet $40
Sunrise Beaded collar $60

Camel with textile saddle

Mara Hoffman Isis silk pant $224

Jan Michaels Ethnic etched cuff $66

Snake Charmer

Slithering snake ring $140

Mara Hoffman Tiger Romper $158

Grand Lapis collar $120