- 85% silver, 10% zirconia, 5% brass
- Length of the bracelet approx. 15 cm
- Width of the bracelet approx. 3 cm
- Slight size adjustment possible thanks to the extension
Moroccan jewelry of one thousand and one nights
Anna Orska wrote another chapter of her travel story in Morocco. Enchanting in color and very diverse, Marrakech tempted her with a wide range of unique techniques. However, it was the traditional Moroccan lamps made of metal that most appealed to the designer, who explored the secrets of their creation in one of the local workshops. The metal lanterns give off a diffused, muffled light, casting delightful reflections on the walls. In the past, they were illuminated by candle flames, but today they use electricity; however, they have an additional power: in Morocco, they are believed to fill the room with barakah, or a state of spiritual grace.
Richly decorated bracelet with zirconia
The silver bracelet was handmade in a Moroccan workshop. Master craftsmen in Marrakech cut out intricate shapes and gave them an openwork texture, then deepened the relief to highlight the ornament. In the ORSKA workshop, the three pieces were joined together using artistic links. To emphasize the play of light and shadow, the bracelet was oxidized. The jewelry is decorated with blue zirconia in a contrasting gold brass setting, suspended from the end of a special extension. The extension allows you to slightly adjust the size of the bracelet. The bracelet with an ethnic character received a contemporary twist, thanks to its original form and skillful combination of contrasting accents.
From hiding to the spotlight - Moroccan patterns
The shape of the three elements that formed the bracelet 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 bracelet 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.