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A pair of old traditional Tharu earrings, they are made in the customary star burst design with the very large plug back that passes through the distended ear lobe.  The Tharu are the majority ethnic group in the low land jungles of Southern Nepal.  They traditionally assert that they are Rajput people who moved to Nepal from Western India.  The Tharu people evolved an immunity to the malarial mosquitoes of  the Tarai area, and hence have a long history in an are that has proven uninhabitable for other peoples.




ITEM NAME:   Tharu Earrings
PRICE:   Email
STATUS:   Available
PEOPLE/REGION:   Nepal, Tarai
MATERIALS:   white metal
AGE:    early 20th c
SIZE:   2" diameter
back: 1" diameter

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