Vintage Halved West Indian Locust Seed Earrings

Hand Painted Découpage Earrings - Salvadorean Earrings - La Palma Salvador

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Listed By   La reine Boheme
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The most unusual pair of earrings I have ever seen. Given to me years ago in a box of discarded jewelry by a dear friend, I have never listed these simply because I did not know what they were. A wonderful person let me know that the seed is West indian locust, Hymenaea courbaril.
They are Salvadorean, they are called Copinol and are typical from a town named La Palma

One earring is a village scene and the other is of a person (Hard to know if man or woman) in what appears to be a large sombrero. Please see the photo for the size of the earring. The backs are polished and one would almost think it was a very small chestnut when viewed from that size. Very unique and going by the age of my late friend I am dating these in the 50's. When she was in her early 20's and she would have changed the tops to suit her peirced ears. 

Please see other listing of matching Pendant  Please ask questions before purchasing. Please let me know if you want the matching Pendant and I will fix the listing to incorporate both.

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