Traditional Maasai Earrings - Round beaded hoop earrings made by the Maasai people of Kenya, Africa using their traditional colors that are symbolic to their culture.
Sterling Silver Ear Wire
Color Family: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, white, black
Symbolism: In the Maasai culture - Red: Represents bravery, strength, unity and the incredible challenges Maasai people face each day, Blue: Symbolizes energy and sustenance and the color of the sky which provides water for the people and their cattle, Green: Symbolizes nourishment and production, representing the land that provides food for the people and their livestock while also symbolizing the putting down of roots and the protection of one’s territory, Orange: Symbolizes warmth, friendship, generosity and hospitality, representative of the color of a gourd which is used to share milk with guests and welcome visitors into one’s home, Yellow: Symbolizes fertility and growth, representing the color of the sun which helps grow the grass to feed the livestock and sustain life, White: Represents purity and health symbolizing the color of cow’s milk that provides sustained nourishment, Black: Symbolizes unity, harmony and solidarity, representing the color of the people and the daily struggles they endure each day. (data source: Beads of Esiteti)
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