The beautiful Metis Sash earrings are made with 100% Alpaca Wool. They are on Hypoallergic silver plated Stainless Steel earwires and feature a tiny Metis Infinity Symbol link. They are only 1 inch long including the fringe, and drop approximately 1.25 inches below the earwire.
The colours of the Metis sash all have meaning - The blue and white are the traditional colours of the Metis Flag with the Infinity symbol on it. The Red and White are the colours of the Metis hunting flag, The Black symbolizes the dark period after 1870 in which the Métis Nation had to endure dispossession and suppression at the hands of the Government of Canada including being forced off their traditional lands in favour of European settlers. Finally, the Green signifies fertility, growth and prosperity for the Métis Nation. Green also means we must move forward and reclaim our rightful place in Canadian History.
The 4th photo is of myself and my husband during our Traditional Metis wedding ceremony. I think he looks very handsome with his Metis Sash and Ribbon shirt, don't you? Men traditionally tie the sash around the waist while women wear theirs over the shoulder from left to right if Married and right to left if Available :)
These earrings are available with hooks, lever back, stud or clip-on styles - your choice!
You can check out this video on YouTube if you are interested in learning more about the Metis Sash: https://youtu.be/L7TeEt5qa0Q
**NOTE: I am a real person who handcrafted each and every piece myself from design to completion. I process orders as they are purchased, so, depending on the size of my work que (how many orders ahead of yours) it can take me between 2 days to 2 weeks to create and ship your piece to you. I thank you in advance for your understanding of what truly handmade means and I appreciate your business.