KATHILA EARRINGS

  • kathila earrings

    'Kathila' earrings are ordered by Mapilla Muslim women, but made only by Hindu artisans, who take over a month to finish the work.The fine filigree decorations are meticulously welded according to a standardized pattern.

     

    H 4cm (without hook)

    High carat gold

    Mainly Trissur District in Kerala, India

    Early 20th century.

    'Earrings' ornamental identity and beauty in India, Waltraud Ganguly.