AUD $88.00
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Ersari Turkoman, Silver & CarnelianEarrings

Sorry, this pair are no longer available, but we are chasing more similar.

A pair of very wearable partially silver dangling earrings, made by Turkoman Silversmiths now working in Northern Afghanistan.

Plain silver with engraved design and set with “cabachon” teardrop Carnelians and imitation Turquoises.

The lack of gilding leads me to call these Ersari Turkoman, but they may be “in the style of”, whatever the case, they look good.

(An almost identical pair have gilt silver, search TE304.)

The ear hook is a normal wearable thickness, and they aren’t heavy.

These are a high grade silver, possibly even Sterling.

As such, and with the thinner earwires one can assume they were made for the West, normally this might be considered negative.

All the better for us to be able to wear them comfortably.

And on another level, by buying these we are not only supporting living Silver Smiths, but also encouraging them to work in traditional styles and techniques.
Therefore creating a continuance for their culture, which is being smothered by the seductions of the Modern World.
Now settled in towns and villages traditional nomads are more and more being seduced by the now, for modern, and abandoning their distinguishing traditions as old fashioned.
All to often they’re happily aspiring to glitzy mass produced, even machine made, gold pieces from India.

Perfect for either general wear, or classy belly dancing!

Age: Contemporary

Size: H 76 mm x W 34 mm

Weight: 9 grams