Vintage Aguayo Earrings - Arcoiris
These exquisite earrings have been made by Marcela and Marina, jewellery design sisters from Argentina. They are passionate about preserving the textile heritage of Andean weavers from the north west of Argentina, and they collect scraps of torn or worn out textiles in order to incorporate them into stunning statement jewellery. These textiles, known as aguayos, are traditionally used by women for carrying their babies on their back.
The earrings are constructed in distressed alpaca silver*, into which they have carefully embedded fragments of vintage aguayo textile with an outer layer of wool felt. Every earring is therefore unique.
- Width: 32mm
- Total drop (including ear hoop): 38mm
The earring hoop is made from surgical steel.
*Please note - alpaca silver does not contain silver, but is an alloy of copper, nickel and zinc. Although the earring hoops are made from surgical steel, the earrings themselves could occasionally touch the skin and will therefore not be suitable for anyone with a sensitivity to nickel.