Fulani Earrings - Mopti

Gigantic traditionally styled Fula earrings - measuring 9 x 9 x 4 ins / 23 x 10 x 10 cm.
These are modern Brass reproductions, but original ones were made of solid Gold.
Click the picture to see standard sized ones.

Picture courtesy of the Ashione Gallery: www.ashionegallery.com

To support such a weight and stop ear lobes descending to the wearer's shoulders !
 .. a string connecting the two earrings was worn over the top of the head.