akaparaparat (Earrings)

About this object

History of use

Set of matching earrings worn by married women. Similar ornaments (akaparaparat) are found among the Turkana of Kenya.

Cultural context

Decoration; jewellery.

Physical description

Thin leaf-shaped earrings (parts a-b) that have a soldered, round, curved hook at the top. A small incision runs vertically from hook to centre.