Kali Stone Hangers for Stretched Ears. 16g


£33.00 GBP




In honour of the demon-slayer Kali, these ear hangers depict her tongue, framed by a copper nimbus hoop. These sizeable stone tongues come in snowflake obsidian, jasper or jade. The hoop is approximately 1.2mm thick, making it 16g. They will fit through a myriad of tunnel sizes and through a stretched piercing as well. The stones themselves are a little over 1" long and the earrings themselves are just over 2" long. These are made of natural stone and so they have natural variations in colour and markings. 


Kali was born out of the goddess Durga's forehead, though often she is seen as an another aspect of the same goddess. She is armed with sword and noose, adorned with the arms, legs and heads of those she has slain-- she wears a tiger's skin and has emaciated, bluish flesh, matted hair, her tongue lolls out in bloodlust as she roars to the sky. Her husband Shiva lies beneath her feet. Some say she bites her tongue in shame, but this is no doubt a simplification of this fearsome aspect of her countenance-- mocking, frightening and as we say "balls out" (or ovaries...) That is how I see these earrings-- a show of power!

You might be interested in my Kali necklace that has the same stone shape here.

 


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