Rajasthani earrings “Pupat”, India
Rajasthan old earrings called “Pupat”, worn by the Mutwa Muslim community living in Kutch. This group of people settled in this area 250 years ago after their ancestors emigrated from Arabia to Sindh and Kutch, where the kings gave them shelter. Only married women are allowed to wear this earlobe ornament.
These “Pupat” earrings are composed of a solid silver frame with geometrical painted decoration under transparent glass. Some glass beads decorate each end of the earrings.
One of the small glass plates is missing, as are some glass beads. On the upper circular elements, some bits of the base paintings is slightly faded.
These earrings measure 9,5 cm high (3,74 in) and 4,6 cm wide (1,81 in).
Weight: 46 gr.