This style of art is indigenous to present day Maharashtra, India is a form of tribal art which is still practiced today. As one of the largest tribes in India, their art can be dated back to 10AD but wasn't recognized until the 1970s. The motifs and style of art surrounds the topics of nature. If you ever see traditional warli paintings the use shapes such as circles, squares and triangles to depict stories generally at times to mark a celebration. These shapes are carefully painted using white paint (a mixture of rice paste and water) on ochre backgrounds.
These earrings are a nod to the Warli people who's art has been passed down for generations and now is used as a way to tell stories as larger art prices as well as on fabrics. The shape of this earring was created to mimic the monosyllabic art form with basic shapes found in nature. The two triangles joining at the tips and circle form the silhouette of a person which are frequently depicted in warli paintings.
Size: 3 inches
Weight: .01 oz/ .28 grams