The name Dragon comes from the Greek word 'Drakein', meaning "to see clearly".
Custom brass gold plated button stud earrings with woven rope embellished with gold plated and glass beads. Trade beads are precious glass, horn, bone and ceramic beads that were circulated among the African and European trade routes. They were originally used as currency between Europe and Africa dating back to the 17th century. Current African trade beads are a mix of antique tribal pieces as well as more recent reproductions. These beads are relics of tribal trade and often include hand markings, irregularities in finishing natural patinas and tool marks. The rope is hand woven with wax cotton.
These earrings weigh 13 grams and are 5.5 cm in length.
The Dragon earrings are part of the Signature Collection which is a curated selection of statement jewellery. Each piece tells a story through exploring different embellishment styles, and the symbolic use of stones and colour, all centered around the base material of rope. The rope is beaded and wrapped, collaged with semi-precious stones, assembled with shells and layered to create talismanic sculptural forms.
Pichulik is an ethical jewellery, accessories atelier based in Cape Town, South Africa. Rooted in Africa, and inspired by ancient traditions and cultures around the world, PICHULIK seeks to impart sacred feminine wisdom through its unique and intentional designs