Kutch District of Bhuj, Gujarat, India
Early 20th century
Silver with geometric pattern
L: 2.75 in :: 7 cm :: 34.8 grams
Each earring is composed of two conical forms with a decorative shield on the front. Worn by Rabarri tribal women who were, and still are desert dwelling agrarians. The conical forms may have reference to water storage. The Rabarri are a matriarchal group with strong Shivite-Hindu devotion. This early example has lovely wear and patina.
Inventory # 104592
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