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Minamana Earrings

Minamana Earrings



These Minamana Earrings feature vintage carabao bone beads and buri nut beads from the Philippines, they are designed inspired by ancestral pre-colonial jewelry and adornments. May they form roots and breathe remembrance. Comes with 18k gold stainless steel nickel free hook. 


The nwang (carabao, kalabaw) is the Philippine national animal and “beast of burden” that represents the hard-working Filipino and their perseverance. They help us to plow the fields, which is principal to rice cultivation and agriculture. Among certain groups, it is the ultimate sacrificial animal involving ceremonial rituals to appease certain deities or spirits, and providing food and milk for the community. Their horns are used for bolo hilts, adornment, amulets, and more.


Each adornment has been smoke cleansed with anglem (burned twined cotton cloth) infused with dragon's blood resin in order to release and drive away malevolent spirits or energies.



    These earrings are 5. 5 inches in length and lightweight. I value and use high quality materials to extend the life of each piece. Earring hooks are 18k gold stainless steel + nickel free. Clasps, chains, beads, hoops, jump rings and other hardware are 18k gold filled or 24k gold plated zamak or stainless steel depending on the piece and material availability. Pearls, shells and gemstones and other beads are natural, genuine, and from the Earth and will vary and size, pattern and shade.


    Take off when in contact with water, avoid pulling wire, and clean with a dry cloth and store in cotton cloth bag (free with purchase) when not in use to preserve integrity.  

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