Simple and elegant, these beautiful all-white beaded earrings are a reimagining of our classic freshwater pearl studs, designed in honor of the significance of the Head Lady in many indigenous pow-wows.
"If you are not familiar with pow-wows, then you are probably wondering what in the world does ‘Head Lady’ mean?
Well, with many indigenous pow-wows in the US, there is a Female Head dancer (Head Lady) and a Male Head dancer. These two dancers lead all group dances during the pow-wow.
The Head Dancers are equal, both always dancing side by side. It is a residual piece of the matriarchy my people followed prior to colonialism.
In honor of women's history month, I intentionally combined the women's suffrage symbol (white) with the name Head Lady.
Now bearing witness to the appointment of Deb Haaland as the first Native American to serve in a cabinet position, I confidently believe that the matriarchy is flourishing.
So wear these earrings with pride, poise, and attitude, and carry the spirit of a Head Lady.
Sustainable and Ethical Features
Handmade by Native Artisans in the USA
We offer lifetime Seventh Generation repairs and replacements
925 Recycled Sterling Silver backs and posts
Recycled Shipping Materials & Limited Packaging
Cruelty-Free Ultra Suede earring backing
Avoidance of Conflict Gemstones
Commitment to Transparency
Freshwater Pearl Center
Japanese glass beads
Large 925 recycled sterling silver posts
Backed with cruelty-free ultra suede
Large 925 recycled sterling silver backs
Sunshine Soft Polishing Cloth
Natural linen or cotton drawstring bag
Notes & Care
Please note: Due to the one-of-a-kind nature of the medium, exact color patterns and shape may vary slightly from the image shown.
Time intensive: Depending on the pattern and size of each design it can take between 2 - 8 hours to give life to each piece.
Care: Avoid getting wet, do not cut thread and avoid storing in direct sunlight.
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