These sterling silver earrings are a representation of the Papua New Guinean tribal mask, with exquisite shell detail from the Sepik river area of PNG. These wondrous masks traditionally represented the spirits and were worn by the elder during ceremonies so that they may becomes the spirit teacher. The meaning of the mask was dependent on the details added, such as feathers or shells, and seperate masks represented different spirits. These special tribal mask earrings are a beautiful accessory for anyone who wants a reminder of Papua New Guinea. Length: 5.2cm Width: 7mm width.