Jewelry from Nepal: Individual Pieces

These cheptisun are a simple sheet of thin repousse gold studded with a cut glass stones and reinforced with a V-shaped band around the rim. They are worn though the large hole Nepalese women traditionally had in their earlobes. They measure 2" across and 2-1/4 inches high.

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Cheptisun, gold alloy earrings, Middle Hills, Nepal

cheptisun, gold alloy earrings, Middle Hills, Nepal

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