Across Southeast Asia it is common to see ""spirit houses"", little shrines to house passing spirits. These earrings are mobile jewelry spirit houses, worn traditionally to bring good spirits (and good luck) into your life.
Made by hand with 40% silver 60% brass by the Miao Hmong silversmiths in the remote hills of Southeast Asia.
Vintage quality - tarnished with a dark rich patina. Can be cleaned to be shiny like new. But it's character and stunning detail is really brought out by the tarnish.