Traditions are what tie people together. A tradition is a shared experience that connects us to the human race. There is more to accessorizing than simply matching an outfit. Tribal fashions are on the rise, and it’s no wonder why. Decorating ourselves w
ith layered strands of beads, large wooden blocks and exaggerated dangling chains makes us feel connected to to tradition– to our ancestors. Those looks of years gone by have stood the test of time. So we embrace them today and will carry them through to tomorrow.
Let’s explore a few of the elements that can give jewelry that tribal feel:
Dyed bone helps us feel grounded and in tune with our instincts. Oxidized silver, wood and shells help us feel closer to the Earth. All metals are precious and a gift of honor in ancient societies.
Certain symbols of peace and hope are easily identified across many cultures. The Om is an example of one of these universal symbols.
Colors like black, white and silver are wonderfully offset by bright red. These are timeless color choices that have been used in tribal jewelry since the very beginnings of civilization, because these colors are commonly found in nature (in the form of ebony, seashell, metal and coral).
Whatever your style, whatever your reason for wearing the tribal trend, choose accessories that make you feel strong and proud!