Malian Hammered Brass Earrings
These striking and sculptural earrings are a contemporary take on the traditional style worn by the Fulani people of Mali, who customarily wore their wealth in adornments that they could carry at all times. This modern adaptation is made from twirled and hammered brass, making the earrings lightweight without altering their dramatic appearance.
These earrings are crafted by hand by metalsmith of Mali Chic; a co-operative of 195 artisans that sells their products through a boutique in Bamako, Mali and international Fair Trade networks. Artisans can work from home or on-site at the communal workshop. Mali Chic provides artisans with 50% advances on all orders and allows craftspeople to set a fair price for the products they produce, providing pathways to financially, culturally and socially sustainable enterprise.
Hammered brass. Approximately 6.3cm wide, 2.5cm drop.