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Sterling Silver Ndoro Drop Earrings

Sterling Silver Ndoro Drop Earrings

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We draw on the Ndoro, an ancient Zimbabwean symbol, for these simple Ndoro Drop Earrings.

The Ndoro is a symbol that I have always been fascinated with and even more so when I did some research on it.

Apparently, during the height of the Monamtopa Kingdom, sometime between the 14th and 17th century, it was worn on the forehead or on the chest by the people of this kingdom.  The number of Ndoros a person had indicated their wealth, status and authority in the community.

Originally, it was made from a seashell but when the Portuguese traders in the 16th century realized its value they started to make them from porcelain and ceramic and used them to trade in our area.  So most Ndoros that you will find from that time in Zimbabwe are in fact man-made.

Symbols of a similar pattern are found in many cultures around the world. 

Materials

Sterling Silver

Care Information

We provide a small polishing cloth with which you can keep your piece clean.

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Our Basket Weave Boxes are one of the packaging options we offer

These baskets are handmade from sisal and can be reused, recycled or composted when needed.

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