Vintage Aguayo Earrings - Azul
These bold earrings have been made by Marcela and Marina, jewellery design sisters from Argentina. They are keen to preserve 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 this 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. Every earring is therefore unique.
- 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.