Lentil Bead Earrings - Hand Painted Mimbres

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Lentil Bead Earrings - Hand Painted Mimbres
Lentil Bead Earrings - Hand Painted Mimbres
Item: JB-029-MIM

These small lentil bead earrings make a perfect match to the hand painted lentil bead necklaces.  Each bead is hand painted on both sides with a Mimbres design.

From around 200 A.D. to about 1150 A.D. a group of farmers lived along the banks of the Mimbres river in southwestern New Mexico. Near the end of this time around 1000 to 1100 A.D. they began to make the beautiful black and white design pottery which they are known for. This pottery is distinctive in its intricate geometric designs with fine lines and stylized figures of animals, humans and bugs. After about 1150 A.D. their villages were abandoned and no more of their pottery is found. 

They are presented on sterling silver earwires.

Size:  The lentil beads are 18mm diameter.
              The bead assembly (drop) is 1.25 in (30mm) long