Vintage Aguayo Earrings - Teardrop
These exquisite earrings have been made by 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 discarded 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.
The earrings are constructed in distressed alpaca silver*, between which they painstakingly stitch tiny fragments of vintage aguayo textile and a ball of wool felt. Every earring is therefore unique.
- Diameter (at centre): 22mm
- Total drop (including ear hoop): 62mm
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.