eror468(e)- Vintage earrings of old Chinese carved walnuts hanging from a Chinese Feng knot.
eror468(e)- Vintage earrings of old Chinese carved walnuts hanging fro
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These very unique earrings are antique carvings of Chinese Luohan figures. Hedaio or nut carving has been an art form in China for thousands of years. This is a 20th century rendition made for export. There are few artisans making these little works of art today. Depicted in the small carvings are male figures known as Luohan, disciples of the Buddha. The walnuts are well matched and hang from brown Chinese Feng knots made from silk cord with sterling silver ear wires. The walnuts measure 32x24mm. Total length of earrings measure 2 1/4 inches. These earrings come from a dealer/collector's estate and were purchased in China over 40 years ago.