• VGIJ-earrings Kan Kari
  • VGIJ-earrings Kan Kari

KAN KARI

These earrings were worn by women in the lobe and by men through a hole in the helix of the ear, but for special occasions and festivals only. KAN KARI are an heirloom of a family and the same pair is used for generations. They are given to the bride as part of a dowry.

KAN KARI are typical for Rajput and Rabari community: Rabari believe that the ornament was invented by Lakho Fulani, Rajput king with a Rabari mother. He live in the 11th century and resided in Kera, South of Bhuj.

Research report by The Netherlands Gemological Laboratory available on request.

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Period

early 20th century

Origin

India, Gujarat, Kutch