Old Himachal Pradesh earrings “bali”, India
Old silver earrings from Himachal Pradesh (India), called “bali” and made with high-grade silver and red glass beads.
End of XIXth or beginning of XXth Century.
Bali is the classical basic form of all ornaments in North India. This type of crescent-shaped loop earrings was in use in Asia Minor and the eastern Mediterranean area since about 2.500 BC. During many invasions from the West, Persian and Turkish jewelry habits and designs were assimilated by North India and made the lunate earring prevalent here, worn by Muslims and Hindu alike.
Height: 105 mm
Width: 80 mm
weigh 68 gr.