ANTING ANTING: BANGA / RESILIENCE EARRINGS
In its most popular form, the anting-anting is an indigenous Philippine amulet, believed to protect its wearer. Inspired by the cultural cues of our ancestors, these charms are an extension of the Filipino belief that everyday objects are imbued with symbols to heal, protect, strengthen, and manifest.
MAAARI’s Anting Anting collection is our version of this safeguarding talisman — an homage to the ancestral spirits that guide us. The charms in this collection are affirmations we strive to instill in our day to day:
Banga = Resilience
Linglingo = Abundance
Pakudos = Protection
Tao Tao= Peace
Sampaguita = Hope
The Banga charm is inspired by the traditional Filipino Banga Dance in which women reenact a pre-colonial daily routine of fetching water from the river and trekking through rice fields and mountainsides to provide water for their village. They would balance bangas (or pots) on top of their heads, sometimes up to seven pots high. The banga is a testament to a woman's spirit of strength, agility, and grace in the face of adversity.
Made with fresh water pearls. Charms available in high polished brass, sterling silver or gold plate.
Made in small batches with limited quantities ready to ship. Please allow 1-2 weeks for your pieces to be made.
14/20 2mm gold fill or sterling silver hoop
ABOUT THE MAKERS
We are proud to partner with minority/family-owned Kegulian Jewelers in downtown Los Angeles to produce our Anting-Anting charms. Kegulian uses sustainably sourced, recycled metals to cast our pieces. After casting, the pieces are hand-finished and then sent to our Maaari studio where the pieces take their final form. All pieces are made with ethically-mined metal and sustainably-sourced earth stones.
Brass and Silver naturally oxidizes over time and have found that we appreciate the patina. Renew your piece's shine with vinegar, water, baking soda, and a polishing cloth. To delay oxidation, keep your MAAARI jewelry away from moisture.
We pride ourselves on providing high quality, hand-made jewelry. We want all of your favorite MAAARI pieces to last forever. In this spirit, we are proud to offer lifetime repairs on all MAAARI jewelry at no cost.
Have a repair? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll send you mailing instructions within 24 hours.