Ethnic necklace - Decorative art with a rustic style

Decorative arts with tribal references are the ones that most privilege natural raw materials, little manufactured elements and rescue in artisanal techniques and rustic aesthetics the primitive essence of the ethnic group whose history, culture and ancestry was inspiration. These are pieces that add value to interiors, promoting a visual impact.

The ethnic necklace is the perfect example of art to escape the obvious, not only because of the style that departs from what usually makes up the standard of our time and culture, but because it subverts the usual use, extending its decorative function to the environment. This is the great way to insert authenticity into decoration: taking something out of its common place or use to give it the character of a work of art.

Feminine accessories such as ethnic necklaces authentically decorate.

African tribes and aboriginal tribes such as the Ifugao , in the Philippines, elevated these feminine accessories by imprinting spiritual symbols and beliefs, communicating social status, exposing habits, rituals and celebrations or simply using them as garments to adorn the body according to their socio-cultural traditions.

Historical pieces such as the Sipattal ethnic necklace of the Kalinga tribe, passed down from generation to generation or given as a dowry in marriage, estimating the value of the union, were elaborated as mother-of-pearl beads were inherited. They formed highly esteemed bijoux for being endowed with great social value and displaying the richness of family construction. They reveal that knowledge of their stories and references are essential to give new meaning to them in decoration.

Versatile structure allows use with stand or suspended as wall art .

Decorative necklaces are exotic arts and heritage of ethnic groups that bring symbolic, historical and ritualistic depth to interiors in countless ways, from wall decoration to composition with other handicrafts, favored by structures with little volume accompanied by removable metal supports that give them due prominence in the environment.

Each element that composes them, such as leaves, feathers, leather, teeth, bones, flowers, shells, natural fibers, seeds and beads, enrich the aesthetics and transfer their energies and meanings, transforming them into powerful amulets of spiritual protection and purification.

Natural elements underline the rustic style and ethnic character of the decorative necklace.

Ethnic necklaces usually have a rustic style obtained by combining natural elements with different surfaces that add one of the main components to achieve harmony in interior design : texture , tactile or visual. She is responsible for awakening sensations, especially when the materials contrast, promoting visual interest and balance.

Handcrafted furniture , textiles , wood sculptures , wall masks and basketry are easily coordinated with decorative necklaces , both for their essence with an ancestral connection and for the equivalence of materials, colors and style. The combination of arts like these causes an impact on the environment and perfects the sensations stimulated by the decoration .

Necklaces can be combined with other arts according to style, material and colors.

Many Balinese artisans applied their traditional weaving techniques combined with a refined aesthetic sense in the development of ethnic accessories for decoration. The combination of repeating elements and the maximum exploration of what they can offer - such as, for example, shells with sectioned structures that grant new forms - are their great differentials and make them truly authentic decorative arts .

Find in our decorative necklaces the missing elements to enhance and balance the decor!


Milene Sousa - Art & Tune

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