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GIANT AFGHAN EARRINGS - Long Old Gujjar Tribal Jewelry Hoop-Dangles from Jalalabad in Central Asia - 12 Gauged Earrings


Price: $44.00
Item Number: abh-4865D-Er

Vintage Gujjar Tribal Jewelry Earrings

These extra-large vintage Afghan dangle-earrings were handcrafted during the mid-1900's the nomadic Gujjar (Gurjar) tribes near Jalalabad in Central Asia.

They are old tribal jewelry earrings - not new reproductions.

MEASUREMENTS (1 inch = 2.54 cm):
    Size = 6 inches long x 3-1/2 inches wide at widest part
    Weight = 5.5 oz
    Earwire gauge = 12 gauge, thickness of wire that passes through earlobe piercings
    Materials = Glass beads, Metal

Distinctively Gujjari, these large hoop-earrings have beaded accents and long charm-dangles that clatter below.

Accents of beaded-filigree adorn each of the large hoops.

They were sturdily made with stiff 12-gauge earwires. Please note that at 12-gauge the earwires are significantly thicker than standard-sized earwires and will not fit through regular small earlobe piercings.

Note also, that the earwires face the same direction, which is frequently the case with large-gauged tribal earrings.

Instead passing the earwire through the earlobe, large earrings like these were usually worn attached to headdresses, locks of hair, or circling around the entire ear itself.

In excellent condition, they have mild wear-patterns and a warm age-patina acquired over the years.


About GUJJAR: A socially diverse community, Gujjar (Gurjar) people have inhabited India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan for centuries. While many are agriculturalists and tradespeople, many others live a nomadic tribal lifestyle.

The Gurjar population mostly centers in Rajasthan, India, although small groups are found in the nearby countries to the north. ©