खर’म पुला/पुथि - Pair of metal earring
Summary:These are only worn by women and usually given to the women at marriage.
The ear plugs are made of two half spheres fastened on a plate. Siiger suggested that the name is derived from khorom which means a wooden sandal and pula which means flower. The earring looks like the front part of the sandal which is called by the same name. They are only worn by women and usually given to the women at marriage (Siiger). They are also ‘puti’. The Inventory adds that they are chiselled. They are connected by a conic pipe which is put through the earlobe. They are made of mixed metal, nickel, and silver. Length 3cm, width 1.9 cm, length of staff 0.8 cm, width of staff 0.4 cm.
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