Gold earrings, OGANIA, India, Gujarath, early 20th Century

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A pair of gold earrings, OGANIA, ornamented with granulation (RAWA) and stamped units. India, Gujarath, early 20th century

These earrings, OGANIA, were worn by the women and men of the Rabari, Bharvad tribe and Rajput as traditional wedding jewellery. This nomadic Hindu community inhabited the regions of Rajasthan, Gujarath and Punjab and is known for its rich and colorful past and present. It is widely believed they are descendents of the Rajput, the warrior rulers of early Northern India from the 6th until the 12th century.
The shape of the OGANIA can be traced back to the collar-shaped and lunula-type earrings of ancient Asia Minor
Details
Place of Origin
India
Date of Manufacture
Early 20th century
Period
Early 20th Century
Metal
22k Gold
Condition
Good. Pins and pousettes have been redone for hygiene and safety. All sizes are approximate. Accompanying this item is a report of authenticity research conducted by Dutch Gemological Laboratory - part of Naturalis Biodiversity Center Leiden..
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Weight
36.2g
Dealer Location
s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU2092848342
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