AUD $88.00

Kazak, Silver & Glass Earrings.

A pair of classic oval “Kazakh” earrings, in the style of the Mangitau region of Western Kazakhstan, but made in Northern Afghanistan by refugee silversmiths.
The hollow boxlike oval is decorated with a silver stamped and cut out “false granulation” face, enclosing the oval, deep red glass insert.
Whether it’s intentional or not, there seems to be a serpentine feel to the silver face.

A dusty residue lurks in the recesses, if I’ve missed any, just gently rub or blow it out, rather than washing it, you never know…
(often bulky/hollow Tribal pieces are packed with mud or paper which collapses when wet, the stone then drops ….
and as you don’t know when this packing has been used, it’s best to avoid soaking any bulky/hollow Tribal piece.)

Oh, on that note, another Tribal technique used in bulky rings, cuffs etc. involves a resin or bitumen filler.
These can melt when subjected to extreme heat, like for instance, in a shop window where the morning sun can get them.
(Over time you gain experience.)

The hooks are a normal/wearable thickness, but might be less than Sterling.

We may have other designs in this range, see also KE110 & KE112, then there are rings to match (see KR105) and of course you can just search Kazak Earrings.

Age: Contemporary.

Size: L 66 mm x W 21 mm

Weight: 14 grams.