The Colors of Our Lives 'Our Women'
Even though they had to endure a long history of gender inequality and oppression, women have never stopped contributing to the societies they are a part of, and making the world a much better place for everyone. Whether as a homemaker or a professional, they are often known and praised for their incredible creativity and artistic touch. In fact, this is one of the many reasons why we should always defend women’s rights and freedom. Because without the freedom to express themselves, their creativity would waste away, and our world would be left dull and colorless.
For a better understanding of the feminine creativity, the evolution of accessories and jewellery is one of the best examples one can look at. Jewellery has been used by both men and women in many different cultures, but associated with women more strongly than with men. And since jewellery is another form of creative expression, this association is not surprising, or bizarre at all.
In prehistoric areas, materials such as shells, stones, bones, and eggs of various animals were used to make jewellery. The first metal that was used in jewelry making is considered to be copper. Archeologists even discovered the grave of a female jewellery worker, proving those who thought the prehistoric jewellery making was an exclusively a male-dominated craft wrong. But still, even in jewellery, women didn’t always have the right to choose.
While jewellery is believed to have a more spiritual function at first, such as protecting the bearer from evil spirits, or providing a safe passage to the afterlife, it later evolved into a symbol of social status. The best example to this is crowns and tiaras, which could only be worn by the royalty. Again, in some cultures, certain pieces, gems, or materials could only be worn by a certain group of people, although jewellery still remained mostly associated with feminity.
Today, jewellery is mostly considered as a form of art and self-expression, and not an indication of one’s place in the social hierarchy. Therefore, the freedom to choose how we want to decorate our bodies gives us not only a way to express ourselves openly, but also a sense of equality. Tragstore encourages all people, and especially women, to appreciate this freedom by offering a wide selection of high-quality accessories.