Genuine coral chunks with Fulani gold twists. Gold vermeil hooks. The gold twist design is a traditional Fulani method, usually seen in hoop earrings.
The metal is lightweight, malleable brass with shiny gold plate.
To clean the metal, rub gently with lemon juice, then let dry in the sun.
The Fulani/Fula/Fulbe/Peul people are from parts of West, Central and even East Africa. In the 17th Century they were a ruling empire in West Africa. They are known for their elaborate and beautiful adornments and hairstyles. These earrings are from Fulani in Burkina Faso.