Pair of gold earrings

This pair of gold earrings decorated with repoussé, granulation, punch marking, gold wire weaving belongs to a group of architecturally designed jewellery from South India. This type of earrings not only bear caste identity, they also suggest the religion of the wearer. These are worn by Hindu women.

Date/Period
Early 20th century
Region
Tamil Nadu, South India
Dimension
Object size: 001 - 002: L4.7 x W2.3 cm
Accession No.
2000-05580
Material
Gold
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Gold

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