Hill tribe Dong or Mien earrings, Guizhou, South China
Old ethnic earrings from the Dong or Mien minority people, living in Guizhou, South China.
High-quality silver, with a wonderful patina. The decoration on both earrings is not the same, so probably they are not a matching pair, although the size for both is the same.
Beginning 20th century.
They are 5 cm long (1,97 in) and they both weigh 15 gr (ref. ).
The gauge of the silver wire going through the earlobe hole is 4 mm.