Vintage small pair of Kashmiri hoop earrings.
These earrings are mismatched - two different sizes, the wire wrapping on one came undone and has been "repaired".
Width: 1-3/8 inches to 1.5 inches in diameter
Earwire Gauge: Probably about a 12 gauge
Materials: Mixed Metals
Metal Color: Brassy
Metal Finish: Unpolished
Older, wire wrapping is loose on one, two different sizes.
Vintage pair of Kashmiri wire hoop earrings. These are not an exact pair, one is smaller. Brassy mixed metals. These could also be attached to a headpiece or used on other costuming pieces. The wires are larger than western ear wires at about a 12 gauge. Please note that these are USED earrings and the wires should be thoroughly cleaned before wearing through piercings.
Kashmiri jewelry is often large and showy or if smaller is worn in addition to other pieces. The mountainous regions of far northeastern Afghanistan, northern Pakistan, Kashmir and northern India are a trove of jewelry designs. Here many cultures overlap and jewelry styles intertwine and meld, becoming seemingly familiar and yet distinctly different. Materials, techniques and ideas are borrowed, passed along and reworked into amazing pieces.