African beaded Maasai tribal earrings that has been handmade using glossy blue beads with multicolored accent on either side of the masai earrings. Each color used n this piece is important and has a meaning to the maasai tribe.
In this earring the colors that have been used are:
-Red – stands for bravery, unity, and blood. Red is the color of cows blood. Often a cow is slaughtered when the Maasai meet and therefore unity is associated with red.
White – represents peace, purity, and health. The association with health comes from white cows milk which the tribe drinks to stay healthy.
Blue – represents energy and the sky. Rain falls from the blue sky which provides water for the cattle.
Orange – Symbolizes hospitality. The association with cattle is that visitors are served cows milk from orange gourds.
Yellow – like orange yellow also symbolizes hospitality. The animal skins on visitors beds are yellow.
Green – symbolizes health and land. Cattle graze on the green grass of the land.
Black – represents the people and the struggles they must endure