Karen ivory earplugs Burma 2019-11-28T11:16:17+00:00

Project Description

Karen ivory earplugs, Burma or Thailand

Old ivory earplugs from the Karen people, one of the Hill tribes living in Myanmar (Burma) and North Thailand. This type of ear ornaments was worn by both men and women.

They have to be wear on extended earlobes holes.

By the end of the Seventies it was already rare to see men and women wearing these earplugs, and nowadays they are very difficult to find.


Length: 51 mm (2,00 in)
Bigger diameter: 15 mm (0,59 in)


“A world of earrings. Africa, Asia, America”, van Cutsem, Anne ,Skira, 2001
“The art of silver jewellery”, Skira, 2006
“Peoples of the golden triangle”, Lewin, Paul and Elaine, River Books, 1984


Price: 450 euros (+21% VAT for shipments inside EU)

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