- 90% brass, 10% zirconia
- Chain length approx. 93 cm
- Length of extension approx. 10 cm
- Length of the hanging element approx. 9 cm
- Width of the hanging element approx. 5 cm
Morocco – non-jewelry craftsmanship in a jewelry setting
The beauty of Morocco is painted with many colors. Intense hues are brimming in almost every corner of this African country. They can be adorned, for example, in the zellij mosaic workshops. Anna Orska traveled to Marrakech several times to discover the craft that will be the basis of her next travel collection. Created from metal, traditional Moroccan lamps stole all her attention. That is why the Morocco jewelry collection was created in a metalwork workshop, daily producing large and small lanterns of extraordinary detail. Traditionally designed to be illuminated by candlelight, today they use electricity, but have additional power. In Morocco it is believed that they fill the room with barakah, or a state of spiritual grace.
Long necklace with a striking pendant and blue zirconia
The long necklace was handmade from brass. The thick chain was decorated with an oval, three-dimensional pendant, which was created in one of the local workshops. The floral design was taken from Moroccan lamps, which, according to Islamic tradition, are richly decorated with flowers, leaves or intertwining vines. The masters from Marrakech cut out intricate decorations, giving the whole an openwork structure. Wanting to emphasize the play of light and shadow, the jewelry was oxidized in the ORSKA workshop. The pendant was decorated with blue zirconia set in a golden brass frame. In addition, a teardrop-shaped zirconia was suspended from the end of the chain. You can wear the necklace in a shorter or longer version, thanks to the possibility of fastening it at three lengths. The skillful combination of accents in different colors makes the necklace in a traditionally Moroccan style stand out with a contemporary twist.
Mashrabiya - from hiding to the spotlight
Anna Orska was inspired to create the original pendant by the sight of mashrabiya, or openwork window and balcony covers. This distinctive element of architecture in Muslim countries was customarily placed on the upper floors of houses to help cool the hot air. At the same time, it provided a cover for women, who, remaining invisible, could follow the life going on in the street. Today, mashrabiya are used mainly as a decorative element, but they can also be found in mosques, where they separate the prayer section meant for women from the male gaze. ORSKA, creating the necklace with a magnificent pendant from the Morocco collection, symbolically moved them from the area of concealment into the area of interest, turning motifs that cover into patterns that attract attention. In this way, she made them artistically visible.