Sunday, July 1, 2012

Indonesian carvers are deep in the history of ear stretching

A 14th Century, Gold, Ear plug  from Indonesia.  This exquisite ear plug is set with a ruby.  It was designed to be worn by women of the upper class of society.

There is a long history of stretching in most of Southeast Asia.  The intricate work of artisans was revelled by the upper crust of society.  Materials such as gold and precious stones served as status symbols.

Today, skilled artisans continue to produce amazing items from materials provided by mother nature.  Avaia Artistic Jewelry has a large selection of hand crafted, organic, ear plugs, spacers, tapers, and hanging gauges for those that like the finer things in life.

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