Traditional Silver Filigree Earrings from Oaxaca

Designer: Cesar


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The Story

These intricate silver filigree earrings were handmade in Oaxaca, Mexico, and were made by an artisan I was introduced to there named, Cesar. Work in filigree is very traditional to this part of Mexico and was brought to Mexico by the Spanish after the conquest. Cesar takes silver threads and coils them into intricate designs. Accessories like these silver filigree earrings by Cesar were favorites of Frida Kahlo, the famous surrealist painter, and often part of her traditional Tehuana attire which is from a region in the state of Oaxaca.

  • 1.25” L x .75” W
  • Latch hook pierced backs
  • Sterling Silver and filigree work
  • Handcrafted by Cesar in Oaxaca City, Mexico

 ** Of the extra pictures one is of the Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzmán in the center of Oaxaca City (the city were I curated these amazing earrings). The second is of the pedestrian walking street in the charming "el centro" of Oaxaca City. Love travel.