Wodaabe-ish Hoops

A couple days back I came across a book titled Nomads of Niger. It’s a photo book with accompanying text about the Wodaabe, a nomadic people who live in Niger, Africa. I’m so taken by these people and their patterns and design. The women once of age wear multiple, large brass hoops  on each ear, often decorated in the rainy season for the ceremonies. Here is a picture:

Here is a pic of the hoop on so you can get a sense of the size:

Next is a close-up pic of the two earrings together (the lil metal charms and the sewn cloth on the earring can be changed around if another order is desired. The multi colored cloth comes from Nigeria and is legit) :

Here is the backside view ( the cloth is the black and white screen printed Chonies tag) :

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