ANTING ANTING: PROTECTION EARRINGS (PAKUDOS)
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 pakudos is a traditional Mangyan weaving symbol and visual motif, believed to protect the wearer from evil spirits. The word pakudos was coined from "cruz", the Spanish word for cross and can be found in various types of Mangyan art.
Made with fresh water and green dyed pearls. Charms available in high polished brass, sterling silver or gold plate.
Made in small batches. Limited quantities ready to ship. Please allow 1 week to ship.
14/20 gold fill 5 link paper clip earring
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.