Did Someone Say Fulani Earrings?

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I saw these beautiful earrings once, and fell in love with them. I’ve been after real Fulani earrings for at least a whole year. And by real earrings, I mean by a vendor who actually made it themselves, is of the culture, and is not some American retailer exploiting a foreign style for profit.

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I bumped into a random vendor while I was travelling, and instantly moon-walked back to inspect. Unfortunately they only took cash, so I could only afford the smallest one here ($20) but the sizes were amazing. These earrings actually came sizes even four times bigger than what you pictured.

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These particular ones I bought are made out of copper, but most are made out of silver and gold, which cost more.

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I’m not completely well informed of the style and how it is made, but, this person was hand-making these (and several other cultural jewelry items I have not seen before). The great thing about these real earrings is that I have them in the real style, out of real materials (which means no ear sensitivity problems), and by someone who actually is from the culture that made it.

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