African Maasai Masai Tribal earrings Ethnic jewelry
African Maasai tribal earrings that has been made with love, passion and tradition. It has a beautiful curvy teardrop shape that is one of the first styles Maasai made their earrings. Each Color represents something in the community. -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.