Joyful Nomad Earrings

E509aox

Handcrafted in Istanbul

$195.00

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The central mountains of Turkey are still home to various groups of nomadic people, known as Yörüks. First hand accounts of Turkish Yörüks point to their strikingly cheerful deportment and strength amidst a decidedly unstable lifestyle. The rich red crystal centerpiece of these hand-crafted earrings, with turquoise on a bright gold-plated setting, alludes to the traditionally colorful clothing worn by the nomads, which seems to reflect their joyous spirits; While the filigree base remains steadfast and strong even as it dangles playfully in the wind. Handcrafted in Istanbul. Individually oxidized to achieve its distinctive color. Tone will vary. Materials: 18-24k gold plated brass, turquoise, red crystal, sterling silver wire. Measurements: width 1.25″, height 3″, weight 0.5oz per earring.

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First hand accounts of the Yörük people point to their strikingly cheerful deportment and strength amidst a decidedly unstable lifestyle. The rich red crystal centerpiece of these hand-crafted earrings, with turquoise on a bright gold-plated setting, alludes to the traditionally colorful clothing worn by the nomads, which seems to reflect their joyous spirits!

Nomads of the Yörük Tribe