Exotic shades of burnt reds paired with gold make our Cinnabar Tassel Necklace a must for a hint of classic orientalism in your wardrobe.
BuDhaGirl has paired carved cinnabar lotus resin beads with Swarovski gold rhombus crystals; then we added ochre Quartzite from Burma, two gold-dipped brass Buddha head beads, a red stone anchor ball from Africa and finally a sublime handmade cotton tassels in a shade of crimson fire. We believe that the back should be as important as the front, so our Caravan Collection necklaces are a continuous strand of beads that make your nape more beautiful.
Our Cinnabar Tassel necklace is a statement piece from day into evening; add the earrings to match for a retro glamour look. Handcrafted in the US. Measures: 37” long.
Caravans conjure up images of fascinating far away lands, they allowed for commerce to thrive whilst bringing products from remote places.
In historical times, caravans connecting East Asia and Europe often carried luxurious and lucrative goods, such as silks, spices, teas, or jewelry. Many rulers, kings, and sultans along important trade routes constructed caravanserais, places where caravans could refresh their animals and supplies could be replenished. The luxurious goods brought by caravans were a boon to the local economy and they provided, those who could afford the prices, exotic items from far away.
Defense was also major consideration in caravans. The traders and merchants in the caravan felt more comfortable knowing others in the group “had their back”; in a sense power in numbers. As you can imagine, a slow moving train of incredible goods was a tempting offering for bandits.
BuDhaGirl is inspired by the exotic lands where caravans traveled and with the diverse offerings they carried. We love the imagery of spice markets, and patterned silks. Adornment such as tassels and beads from far away add to the luxurious layering of styles and cultures.
Mindful Glamour Ritual: Pause. Breathe. Visualize the warmth of cinnabar, then tap into its aroma of oriental woods, use your imagination and breathe. Then…Go. Be it.
Thought: “The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions.” Chanakya