Posy Earrings

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Description

Recycled paper pulp is transformed into bright blue petals that look like lapis lazuli in these simple yet striking brass earrings. A coat of varnish adds shine and durability. Handcrafted by women artisans in Eswatini, the landlocked Southern African nation formerly known as Swaziland.

This jewelry item comes packaged in a white box (pictured).

Museum Story

The National Museum of African Art began as a private educational institution in 1964 to promote cross-cultural understanding in the social sciences and arts. Founded by Warren M. Robbins, it was known as the Museum of African Art and located on Capitol Hill in a townhouse that had been the home of Frederick Douglass, the African American abolitionist and statesman. In 1979 the museum became part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex dedicated to the increase and diffusion of knowledge.

Details

  • Paper pulp, brass
  • Fish hook wires
  • 2.5"L x 0.5"W
  • Wipe with damp cloth to clean
  • Handcrafted in Eswatini

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Janice Comer

August 5, 2023

Customer Rating: 4 out of 5 Not like the image

The image appears to show small dangle earrings with perhaps inset or glossy painted leaves. Instead, they are over 2 inches long with a rough-looking painted finish, not metallic other than the wires. The color is much lighter than pictured. This is intended as a gift for someone who appreciates African art and it's my fervent hope the earrings are not too heavy to wear comfortably.

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