Made of warmly glowing bronze, the braided ribbon ornaments of the Maiden of the North earrings were inspired by the jewelry worn by our foremothers in the Iron Age. Stud earrings; silver stud and back. The earrings are not mirror images of each other. A larger version is also available
MAIDEN OF THE NORTH
In the Kalevala, the Finnish national epos, the Maiden of the North was a force to be reckoned with: strong, cunning, wise and skilled in all sorts of magic and charms. She could use those charms to lure any man she wanted to, but also to make women laugh, the winds blow and the sea howl.
These Maiden of the North pieces have been inspired by this legendary mythological woman and our ancestors’ intricate jewelry, buckles and knife handles. The Maiden of the North commanded respect and worked her magic with striking, precious pieces, and it is this spirit of the Kalevala that entrances us to this day.