Vintage African Tribal Sterling & Cowrie Yoni-Women Earrings , Vagina Design earrings , Feminist jewelry , Gift for her .

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Vintage African Tribal Sterling & Cowrie Yoni-Women Earrings , Vagina Design earrings , Feminist jewelry , Gift for her .

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  • Vintage from the 1960s
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  • Length: 47.6 Millimetres; Width: 30 Millimetres
  • Materials: Silver
  • Location: Earlobe
  • Closure: Push back
  • Style: Art deco

Impossible to say how old these are; when they came to us, they were black with tarnish and grime from decades of African-village wear. We'd never seen anything like them, before or since, and regard these earrings with the respect due museum pieces.

Hand-made with primitive tools, the materials here are sterling, with a matched pair of cowrie shells—universal charm-symbols for the feminine part. (In Africa, when a woman wishes to conceive, she wears a belt of cowries.) The shells are located precisely where they belong, and very prominent—in sharp contrast to the silver figures' missing heads, which may or may not be the maker's statement re: the value put on women's parts, not only in Africa, but the world over. (Fact: Intelligent women are generally regarded by male co-workers as threats, while the not-so-bright but sexy office girl is appreciated for bringing "spice" to the workplace. Both women, statistics show, experience sexual harassment. These politics are probably even more overt in an African village than they are in Wall Street boardrooms.) In short, these beautiful works of Primitive Art are more than just earrings; they are symbolic of unspeakable injustices (our heads are missing; no head = no voice), and millennia of the sentiment women suffer in silence but sometimes divulge to their therapists: "I've become invisible to my partner, except for my vagina."

More than merely earrings, these wearable sculptures constitute a Feminist Statement and are worthy of a place in a museum display of Tribal Arts. (If you know which tribe we can credit, please msg us.) Most probably one-of-a-kind, Matisse and Picasso together could not out-design these magnificent cultural artifacts.

Earrings measure 1&7/8" (47.6mm) long and are 1&3/16" (30mm) wide at the crossbeams at figures' midpoints. Weight: 12.3 grams. The extra-large, no-fumble sterling ear nuts are new.

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Melanie Y 19 Apr, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely stunning. I will wear her with love. Shradha is amazing and provides great help, support, and conversation. Shradha and April have touched my heart and I don’t have words for the kindness they have shown me. Such a lovely memorial piece, and it arrived one day before the anniversary. Divine timing with all of this. Thank you. I was in tears reading the message April sent with it. Blessings & love to you all. Be well

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kaytex615 11 Apr, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

The ring is absolutely stunning! I get NONSTOP compliments on it. Pictures do not do it justice. Amazing customer service from the shop owner, and shipping times weren’t as bad as you’d think! Highly recommend!!! 😁

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Carl Saviers 10 Feb, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

I want to add a photo but I don't want my s.o. to see it yet! But the ring was customized exactly how I wanted it and is perfect! The whole experience was great. I was nervous at first, but she is reliable and followed through. I paid for express shipping (I didnt want it lost or damaged) and it arrived in 2 days!!

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Melissa Macarthur 23 Apr, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

Really spectacular ring. Shradha was beyond helpful with questions I had, and took care of everything I needed and had my ringin the mail and half way around the world faster than I could’ve imagined. Incredible seller. The ring itself is so beautiful. Well made, and it really looks exactly like the photos show. Thanks so much for all your help, shradha :)

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