Jewel of the day: Maasai Glass Earrings
The designers’ name, Maasai, is not a misspelling of a Kenyan company, but rather the collaboration of “Marina and Susanna Sent, whose work has been exhibited at museums and galleries throughout Europe, belong to a family who has worked for generations in Murano, Italy, the center for the production of Venetian glass. The art of Murano glass-blowing was highlighted in MoMA’s past exhibition Sculpture in Glass, featuring works by Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, and Jean Arp, designed and executed in glass in the ancient factories of Murano. The sisters continue the long-standing tradition of glasswork with their jewelry design, adding a contemporary flair to the timeless art form. This design of these earrings is inspired by colors and necklaces worn by the Maasai people of Kenya and northern Tanzania. The earrings have sterling-silver posts, each suspending a red glossy glass bead.”
These are easy and sophisticated and would be a lovely jewel box addition. They sell for USD$48 through the Museum of Modern Art store.