- 90% nickel silver, 5% zirconia, 5% brass
- Circumference of the necklace around the neck about 50 cm
- Width of the necklace from about 1.5 cm to about 5 cm
Morocco - craft of light
Anna Orska traveled to energetic Morocco on her next design trip. Multicolored Marrakech enchanted her with a multitude of inspiring techniques and local workshops, where the thick aroma of spices mingled with dust. Ultimately, she was most captivated by the metal, openwork lamps. The lanterns, of various shapes and sizes, seduce with the precision of their handcrafted workmanship and intricate lace embellishments that let the light shine through, diffusing it into thousands of shimmering reflections. This turned the small local workshop into an African desert under a starry sky.
Ethnic necklace with a modern twist
The stiff necklace was handmade from nickel silver in a Moroccan workshop. The Marrakech masters cut out the intricate design and gave it an openwork structure, then deepened the relief to highlight the ornament. Wanting to emphasize the play of light and shadow, the necklace was additionally oxidized at the ORSKA workshop. The necklace is made from a single piece of metal, cut and hand-shaped into a crescent shape. The jewelry is decorated with zirconia in blue color, set in a brass frame in contrasting gold color. The necklace is secured by an artistic chain with wide links in graphite color, which are connected by smaller brass links. The chain closes with a decorative toggle clasp and is decorated with the ORSKA logo.
The short necklace looks best when matched with evening outfits, as it effectively attracts attention. However, it will also work well with everyday style, especially with plain shirts and turtlenecks. You can combine the necklace with the wide bracelets from the Morocco collection, worn symmetrically on each wrist. Such a combination will delight with its original character. Morocco's eclecticism encourages experimentation, combining styles and mixing colors. Don't be afraid to pair oxidized jewelry with gold-colored designs, for example, the long pendant earrings from the New Stone collection or the ring from the Holos collection. This play of contrasts will work in any situation.
From hiding to the spotlight - Moroccan patterns
The wide necklace from the Morocco collection was inspired by the 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 short necklace 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.