Honour the Treaties Stud Earring Set
Studs are approx. 1.5cm x 1 cm in length
product is sterling silver
“Honor The Treaties” studs are a modern take on traditional Trade Silver. The set comes with a collectible Treaty education card that profiles article III of the Jay Treaty of 1794 and a list of treaties that provide awareness of the history of Canada and the USA’s relationship with Indigenous peoples.
Trade Silver was popularized during the 18th century as the Haudenosaunee/Iroquois traded for silver to create embellishments with English and Scottish traders. Haudenosaunee women would often receive a silver pendant or brooch as an engagement gift, and after the birth of her children she would pin the silver to her baby’s cradleboard or swaddling blankets as an amulet for their protection. Silver has been a constant material in Haudenosaunee fashion, being added to clothing and worn as jewelry and protection amulets across the over 400 years of trade between Europeans & North Americans. These silver designs are a reflection of the history of fashion among the Haudenosaunee.
Sapling & Flint is owned and run by twin sisters Dakota & Jesse Brant. They operate on Six Nations of the Grand River territory, creating arts-based job opportunities for their home village of Ohswe:ken.
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