Country: South Africa
Material: Rope, metal alloy findings, rubber base studs, brass and/or metal alloy end caps, hot melt adhesive glue.
Length: Approx. 4 inches
Width: Approx. 1.5 inches
Weight: Approx. 0.4 oz
The Nyasha Tassel earrings come from collection of earrings inspired by Literature. The earrings are named after books she has read and liked, books she'd still like to read, interesting characters in those books as well as authors who penned these books.
The Nyasha Tassel Earrings were inspired by a character named Nyasha from the book Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga. Nyasha is an inquisitive young girl who is said to be old beyond her years. She is emotional but very rational in her thinking. She has a heightened understanding of herself as well as of the world around her. The story builds up and sees the pressures she eventually faces when it comes to change, fitting in, and embracing modernity and growing into herself in her coming of age. The story follows the themes of gender inequality, tradition versus the modern world as told by Tambu who is the protagonist.