About This Item
Beautiful jewelry, like these Teardrop Earrings, has always been a part of life for the tribal people of the Southeastern United States. Copper was traded from the Great Lakes regions beginning about 3000 years ago and fashioned into earrings, necklaces, and ceremonial objects. Ornate adornments made of clay, copper, gold, carved stone, incised pink mussel shell and freshwater pearls have been worn into modern times.
These earrings, created in a teardrop shape, honor the Cherokee Trail of Tears of 1838 and the spirit that allowed the Cherokee people to not only survive the event but thrive in its aftermath. Two oblong cutouts represent the past, and those lost to it, and the future yet to be filled. A modern silhouette with hand-made uniqueness.
- Measure 1 1/4 inches long x 3/4 inches wide.
- Copper ear wires.
- Material: Solid Copper