Earrings

Each ear ornament consists of a tortoise shell ring with superimposed ends.‖ The rings are smeared with red earth.‖ Four blue glass beads hang from one ring, and a glass bead and two bamboo ferrules hang from the other.\The ear ornaments were worn by a young man who had been accepted into the community of the ceremonial men's home.\This pair of ear ornaments was collected in 1903 by G.A.J. van der…